[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
> to speak, off hand.
I can see how it might have...
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