The art of creating fine cigars was adopted by Europeans from the natives, who regularly smoked their tobacco in a rolled form. By the 18th century, Cuba had become the center of the cigar trade in the New World. The art then traveled outwards, reaching the English colonies in 1762. The English colonists, who had previously only smoked from pipes, soon adopted the cigar as their preferred methods of smoking. By the 19th century, cigar rolling had established itself as a new industry on the mainland.