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habitants. A German authority, Von Bibra, in his Preface to Die narkotischen Genuss-Mittel und der Mensch (Man and the Use of Narcotics), assumes the following: Coffee leaves, in the form of infusions, are used by 2,000,000 of human beings; Paraguay tea is consumed by 10,000,000; coca by as many; betel is chewed by 100,000,000; chicory, either pure or mixed with coffee, by 40,000,000; cacao, either as chocolate or in some other form, by 50,000,000; 300,000,000 eat or smoke hashish; 400,000,water. Fine-cut tobacco-machine. In the city of Mexico, tobacco-pipes of various forms and grotesque shapes are dug up from time to time. The mound-builders were inveterate smokers. — Squier; Davis. c. When the Spaniards landed in Paraguay, in 1503, the chewing natives spurted the juice toward them. Pizarro found tobacco-chewers in Peru. Masticatories were used anciently in Europe. Plutarch says that the chewing of mallows is very wholesome, and the stalk of asphodel very l