On tobacco: A branch of the sin of drunkenness, which is the root of all sins.
James I (1566 - 1625)
Source: A Counterblast to Tobacco (1604)
Contributed by: Zaady
A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Herein is not only a great vanity, but a great contempt of God's good gifts, that the sweetness of man's breath, being a good gift of God, should be willfully corrupted by this stinking smoke.
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