In the entry for “the Tobacco Planter, and the Tobacconist” [Tobacconist featured left] the areas where tobacco is grown and the methods of cultivation are factually described, as are the processes of making snuff, cigars, smoking and chewing tobacco. The author expresses astonishment that such a “nauseous weed, of an acrid taste, disagreeable odour[sic], and deleterious qualities, should have had so great an influence on the social conditions of nations.” He groups tobacco with alcohol and opium as great social evils, but fails to mention slavery, an essential part of its cultivation in the United States.

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