In 1675, Charles II calls for the suppression of all coffee houses in London because he argues that people meet in coffee places and spread negative reports about the conduct of His Majesty. However, the call for suppression of all coffee houses is recalled in the same year due to intense public opposition. Instead, heavy taxes are imposed on coffee houses.
Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.
|Drugs:||Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.)|
|Regions:||UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)|
|Topics:||Prohibition, Taxation and regulation|