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How has tobacco been used?

Tobacco has been used in many different ways by different people through time. You may have seen people smoking tobacco in a cigarette or a pipe.


It is believed that Native Americans began using tobacco to treat illness. They used the large leaves as bandages for wounds, and chewed or smoked the smaller leaves as they believed it took away the pain of illnesses.  There is no evidence that this worked.