Our strange addiction | Curio

Our strange addiction

17 mins | Apr 6, 2021

How the world started to take up smoking. From Central American ritual to the European rich's past time, Benjamin Breen explores the transformation of tobacco and cannabis into early modern global obsessions. In this comprehensive deep-dive, he discovers that a significant clue about the pathways for the domination of smoking comes from an unexpected detail of history.

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From Lapham's Quarterly