Since tobacco was first brought back to Britain from the New World in the 16th century, smoking is a hot topic. The perception of smoking has drastically shifted from its glorification in the 19th century to the reveal of its health-related issues in modern times. Through a combination of art, objects, literature, advertising and movies, this exhibition highlights smoking as a social practice, focusing on the period from the 1800s onwards. Travel back in time to see the glorious past of tobacco and witness its decline.
'Up in Smoke: a history of smoking' is a free exhibition curated by nine students of the Museum and Gallery Studies postgraduate course of the University of St Andrews, and supervised by the Fife Cultural Trust.