How quickly we forget the fun of yesteryear. Radio stories? Silent film? Today’s storytelling via streaming web has us forgetting old-fashioned entertainment at lightning speed. In the same vein, we’ve gotten so engulfed in modern smoke technology that we barely remember the basics that got the good times rolling. Because there is no “Smoking History Month,” we’ve decided there’s no time like the present to put together a simple timeline of the most pivotal innovations in smoking history. These dates are based on the first reliably confirmed appearance of each device, whether by patent or artistic depiction. Now it’s time for a little ancient inspiration.