Feb 2006 - With the start of a complete smoking ban starting in England July 2007, we look back at the history of the weed. Bristol made a fortune out of tobacco. In a free Commons vote, which seems to have caught many pundits by surprise, it now se Protect your boddy
A History Of Tobacco In London - Despite what Bob Newhart appears to have thought, it was Sir Francis Drake, not Sir Walter Raleigh, who first brought tobacco to English shores from the New World in 1573. Even then, British sailors had previously obtained tobacco, either for chewing or smoking, from fellow Spanish and Portuguese sailors.