Smoking bans are nothing new. The pope enacted one barely after Sir Walter Raleigh taught Europeans how to light up. Mental_floss has collected seven incidences from history, from the papal ban of 1590 to World War II, when smoking was deemed forbidden. Even places that made money from tobacco restricted its use.
In 1632, Massachusetts became wary of the fire danger from smoldering butts, so it banned outdoor smoking. Connecticut followed suit in 1647 when it dictated that citizens could only smoke once a day, and even then one couldn’t be a social smoker, since the law dictated that smokers could only burn one when “not in company with any other.” In the 1680s, Philadelphia joined in with a ban on smoking in the city’s streets.Those particular laws did not last long. Link