King James I of England was an anti-smoking crusader following tobacco imports from Jamestown, VA, USA beginning in 1613. The british subjects were nicotine addicts and the King was critical of tobacco smokers and wrote a pamphlet titled Counterblaste to Tobacco.
King James I
England, Jamestown USA
- Early anti-smoking advocate: King James I of England? – Scope
Oct 19, 2010 – Absolutely fascinating: According to an article in the British Medical Journal, King James I of England was an early anti-smoking advocate.
- BLASTE , King James I of England, A Counterblaste to Tobacco – LAITS
That the manifolde abuses of this vile custome of Tobacco taking, may the better … But since it is true, that divers customes slightly grounded, and with no better …
- James VI and I – Wikipedia
James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625.