1638 - 1644 CE
Prohibition is enacted and then repealed in China

Legislation prohibiting tobacco is enacted in 1638 and 1641, but both attempts fail. The first ban is repealed in 1638 (on the same year it was enacted) to allow for medicinal uses of tobacco (a tax is put on cultivation and sale). The second ban is repealed in 1644 when the Manchu completely remove all bans put on tobacco.

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

Drugs: Tobacco
Regions: China
Topics: Medicinal use of drugs, Prohibition, Taxation and regulation