Smoking and Health
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 5, May 2005
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Archeological evidence suggests that tobacco grew in the Americas as long ago as 6000 B.C., and that the custom of smoking it began with the Mayans, sometime around 1000 B.C. The first European to smoke is thought to be Rodrigo de Jerez, who, with Christopher Columbus, observed the custom in Cuba in 1493.