1649 CE
Tobacco ban is affirmed by Tsar Alexis

Tsar Alexis publishes an edict forbidding smoking. Punishments for offenders are severe and include public torture and/or exile. Special forces are appointed to look for contraband tobacco in Moscow. This leads to a steep decline in the Anglo- Russian tobacco trade.

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

Drugs: Tobacco
Regions: Russia
Topics: Prohibition