Plants with Ocular Effects: 2
Cuba (2003) Tobacco plants and cigar making.
France (1961 SG 1517) Jean Nicot (1530-1600).

The latin name for the tobacco plant is Nicotiana tabacum. Nicotiana is named after the French ambassador to Portugal Jean Nicot who popularized tobacco by claiming its medicinal benefits. The word cigarette and cigar are derived from the Spanish word cigarro (cicada) because when tobacco was first introduced to Europe, the leaves were smoked by rolling them into cylindrical shape  resembling the insect cicada.

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