Tobacco Trade in The World



It is known that since 1493 firstly Spanish then, though small in amount, British commercial ships carried tobacco between American colonies and Europe. They started to carry tobacco to Asia after 1575, extending the range to the whole world in the following fifty years. This way, tobacco covered a wide area including Near East, Far East, Africa, India, Ceylon, China, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, Mongolia and Tibet. Tobacco completed its travel around the world in 1630.