1635 CE
Free sale of tobacco is restricted, but the restrictions do not stay in place for long

In 1635, the free sale of tobacco is prohibited by Louis XIII of France. The sale of tobacco is only allowed by apothecaries with the presentation of a doctor's prescription. However, because of the negative effect of this restriction on tobacco revenues, it is removed in the same year it was implemented.

Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.

Drugs: Tobacco
Regions: France
Topics: Prohibition