1606 CE
Prohibition of tobacco trade in South America by the King of Spain

The King of Spain, Philip III, prohibits the cultivation of tobacco in the Caribbean and South America to thwart contraband trade between Spanish settlers and English and Dutch traders. The order is rescinded in 1612.

Source: Goodman, J. (2005). Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. Detroit: Thomson Gale.

Drugs: Tobacco
Regions: Spain
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade