Who invented the cigarette and why?
Use of tobacco can be traced back centuries. Native Americans were using it as were other cultures. It would be nearly impossible to figure out who was the first person to actually smoke tobacco. However, in 1492 Christopher Columbus sent tobacco leaves back home. From there, there are years and years of people smoking in pipes.
The cigarette is invented by an Egyptian artilleryman during the siege of Acre in 1832. the Egyptian's cannon crew had improved their rate of fire by rolling the gunpowder in paper tubes. For this, he and his crew were rewarded with a pound of tobacco.Their only pipe was broken, so they took to rolling the pipe tobacco in the paper tubes.
In 1860, manufactured cigarettes first appear in the United States. A popular early brand, Bull Durham, commanded 90% of the market.
An automated cigarette rolling machine, developed by 18-year-old James Bonsack, was put into use in 1883 and revolutionized cigarette production. The retail price was cut in half, and volume, which in premachine days had never exceeded 500 million, leaped to 10 billion by 1910. American Tobacco was able to take advantage of this new technology and, like Standard Oil, was such a success that it, too, was broken up by the feds in 1911.
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