[Sca-cooks] Drugs and tobacco

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Mar 3 17:09:18 PST 2008

On Mar 3, 2008, at 7:11 PM, Suey wrote:

> Conversing with friends we tried to remember when drugs and tobacco
> entered Europe. We recalled that the first Duchess of Alba, in her own
> right - Goya's maja -, took some kind of powder or snuff, a drug from
> Mexico which could have caused her premature death at the turn of the
> 19th century.

You don't suppose this might have been some sort of cocaine  
derivative, do you?

> An Italian friend related his father smoked tobacco
> leaves without paper in the 20th century.

Not so odd, considering how cigars are made.

> Today's conversation turned
> into a void as we have no references between the 16th and the 19th C  
> so
> to speak, off hand.

I can see how it might have...


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