Tuesday Smoking

TAVERN TOBACCO TUESDAY – SMOKING:  Smoking and drinking went hand in hand in an 18th century tavern. An Italian traveler remarked after one tavern dinner, “Instead of fruit they served us tobacco, pipe, brandy and candles, and everyone . . . spent more than two hours alternately parching his throat with smoke and moistening it with Wine.” In 1787, traveler Lieutenant John Enys described a similar setting as “a place where the people of the town meet every evening to do business and drink Punch, Porter and Smoke their pipes.”

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