January 12, 1889
The Police Gazette publishes a story about the youngest smoker in the state of Tennessee, Wallace Lochridge
According to The Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC), Jan. 2 1889 page 3, Wallace was a year and 10 months old when he gained fame for being the youngest smoker in Tennessee and (hopefully) the country. The boy’s father reported Wallace had been smoking since the age of 1.
The Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC), Jan. 2 1889 page 3