1881---ca. 1940s

Edgar Rice Burroughs liked to smoke cubeb cigarettes. As a student at Harvard School in Chicago during 1888, he and a friend felt quite devilish when they snuck down to the breakwater to smoke. Burroughs didn't study English, but Latin and Greek. Later in life, the famous creator of Tarzan was asked to reminiscence for a school yearbook. Tongue-in-cheek, he stated that if he had studied English grammar, and had not smoked so many cubebs, there might never have been a Tarzan. Marshall's Prepared Cubeb Cigarettes was a popular brand with enough sales to still be made during World War Two. Blosser's Cigarettes, Dr. R. Schiffmann's Asthmador Cigarettes, and Requa Cigarettes were also non-tobacco medicinal brands smoked as a treatment for asthma and other bronchial problems.
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