is a practice in which a substance is burned and the smoke tasted or
inhaled. This is primarily practiced as a route of administration for
recreational drug use, as combustion releases the active substances in
drugs such as nicotine and makes them available for absorption through
the lungs. It can also be done as a part of rituals, to induce trances
and spiritual enlightenment. The most common method of smoking today is
through cigarettes, primarily industrially manufactured but also
hand-rolled from loose tobacco and rolling paper. Other smoking tools
includes pipes, cigars, hookahs and bongs.
Smoking is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. Tobacco smoking is today by far the most popular form of smoking and is practiced by over one billion people in the majority of all human societies. Less common drugs for smoking include cannabis and opium. Some of the substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin and crack cocaine, but the use of these is very limited as they are often not commercially available.
The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world. Early smoking evolved in association with religious ceremonies; as offerings to deities, in cleansing rituals or to allow shamans and priests to alter their minds for purposes of divination or spiritual enlightenment. After the European exploration and conquest of the Americas, the practice of smoking tobacco quickly spread to the rest of the world. In regions like India and Subsaharan Africa, it merged with existing practices of smoking (mostly of cannabis). In Europe, it introduced a new type of social activity and a form of drug intake which previously had been unknown.
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