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Woman's holy war, Currier & Ives, New York, 1874, Library of Congress, 2003656595

High Grade Cigarettes, Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-44044, Rochester, 1880

Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, broadsides:RBD00297, Toronto, 1890

The first cigarette
Marked satisfaction
Vague worry
Final catastrophe

Le samedi, Montréal, 14 February 1891

The Pacific Coast, The Dominion Illustrated, Montreal, 15 August 1891

Life, New York, 3 October 1907

Drug Act, 20 July 1908

Opium Act, 1908
In the House of Commons on July 10, 1908, the Minister of Labour proposed the adoption of a motion prohibiting: “the importation, manufacture and sale of opium for other than medicinal purposes.” The manufacture, sale and possession for the purpose of selling crude opium or opium prepared for use by smokers was also prohibited. The bill was given Royal Assent on July 20, 1908.

Drug Act, 20 July 1908Drug Act, 20 July 1908

Life, New York, 3 July 1913

Maclean's Magazine, Toronto, 1 March 1914

Canada's Tobacco Fund, Montreal, Library and Congress LC-USZC4-12681, 1915

Smoking Soldiers, Great Britain, 1915, Library of Congress, 2003675362

Judge, New York, 25 March 1916

Postcard Cigarette Fiend, 1917, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The new morality ply exit demon-rum--enter drug habit, William Allen Rogers, artist, New York Herald, 23 January 1919, LC 2010717807

The Labor Journal, Everett, Wash. 28 April 1922



Group of Canadian Customs officers with opium smuggling devices, 4 July 1929, Vancouver Public Library, 22948

Lou Skuce, Taddle Creek, General Engineering Company, Archives of Ontario, 1939-45, Conan Tobias

Dethrone King Alcohol, Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-42681, Topeka, 28 October 1951





Byte magazine, American Cancer Society,  Nov 1975, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons




A picture of Sir Raleigh coughing after smoking a peace pipe. LAC Acc. No. 1983-33-1762 National Minister of Health


Sir Walter Raleigh n'en savait rien...mais vous, vous le savez! LAC Acc. No. 1983-33-1762 National Minister of Health

Varsity, Toronto, 8 January 1987


Alan King, Ottawa Citizen, 27 January 1994