1636 Foundation of Spanish tobacco monopoly (valid until 1998, but never for Canary Islands)
1758 Inauguration of ROYAL FACTORY OF SEVILLE, world's largest tobacco processing factory until middle of 20th century
1828 First introduction of cigarettes
1859 Introduction of currency "Peseta"
1865 Foundation of AGUSTIN VIERA (Canary Islands)
1870 Foundation of VDA DE A. ESPINOSA (LA SUPREMA) (Canary Islands)
1873 February - king Amadeus abdicates, Spain becomes a republic
1874 December - Spain becomes again a monarchy with king Alfons XII.
1885 Foundation of EUFEMIANO FUENTES CABRERA (Canary Islands)
1887 Foundation of COMPAŅIA ARRENDATARIA DE TABACOS
1923 Foundation of J. ROBERTO DOS SANTOS (Canary Islands)
1931 April - king Alfons XIII. abdicates, Spain becomes again a republic
1939 Spain becomes a dictatorship under general Franco
1945 Incorporation of TABACALERA as Spanish tobacco monopoly. It's first own brand are BUBI cigarettes.
1949 Foundation of CENTRO INDUSTRIAL DE TABAQUEROS ASOCIADOS (CITA) (Canary Islands)
1975 November - General Franco dies, Spain becomes a democratic monarchy under king Juan Carlos I.
1983 March, 5th - introduction of health warnings (at side)
1986 Spain becomes part of the European Union
1991 Introduction of front health warnings
1993 Tar gets limited to a maximum of 15mg
1998 Tar gets limited to a maximum of 12mg,
TABACALERA gets privatized
1999 TABACALERA becomes ALTADIS by merging with French SEITA
2002 January, 1st - "Peseta" gets replaced by "Euro", exchange rate: 166,386 Pesetas = 1 Euro
2003 September - new big health warnings with white background and black frame (30% of surface at front, 40% at back), no more names like "light" or "mild"
2004 January, 1st - maximum tar gets reduced to 10mg, nicotine to 1.0mg
2005 ALTADIS sells it's 50% shares of CITA and TACISA to GALLAHER
2008 January - ALTADIS gets acquired by United Kingdoms IMPERIAL TOBACCO