Pre-war Godey's image illustrating either the foolishness of men smoking tobacco or the danger they stood in, courting ladies' disapproval. Or both.
Not all of us were smitten by tobacco, one of our first cash crops, and its inevitable usage. Topping that list would have been enslaved laborers toiling for centuries in heat, bringing to harvest a crop so valuable it served as money in a coin starved colony.
Next on the list seems to be ladies, for whom tobacco use in any form was so forbidden, when it was discovered some few women indulged in snuff they were considered freaks. Never knew smoking tobacco by men to have been frowned upon, though, new to me! With ladies disapproving of the practice in male circles, it's a little astonishing the whole thing lasted centuries until we lit up, too. ( Disclaimer here would be how much I do not know about tobacco and Native American use- it's a lot. )
First, a mild complaint in a women's magazine
Then the first broadside
Godey's also published a pattern for a ' smoking hat '. Seems to me part of a devious plot- if men had to smoke, wear this silly thing on your head, too. With tassel.