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King, Sultan, pope crack down on smoking
By Ethan Trex Mental Floss
More and more cities and states around the country are banning smoking in public places, much to the chagrin of smokers. But opposition to smoking has been around almost as long as smoking itself, and some of the historical measures to curb lighting up might surprise you.
1. The Pope cracks down on smoke
Pope Urban VII's papacy began on September 15, 1590. It ended with his death from malaria less than two weeks later.Read the rest on CNN.