Stricklandgate House

The centre for voluntary organisations in South Lakeland

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The introduction of tobacco

Sir Walter Raleigh began it all at the end of the 16th century, by bringing tobacco to England from America and smoking became a new habit.

Snuff was introduced a century later after Sir George Rooke captured a Spanish treasure fleet in 1702.

[Image: Sir Walter Raleigh]
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