In the series finale, “New York, I Love You XOXO,” the identity of Gossip Girl is revealed to be Dan Humphrey. Dan got the idea way back when he first met Serena at a party and knew he wanted to be with her. Knowing he would never be able to take her out of the Upper East Side world and bring her into his humble Brooklyn lifestyle, he created Gossip Girl as a way to write himself into that world.
The first commercial cigarettes were made in 1865 by Washington Duke on his 300-acre farm in Raleigh, North Carolina. His hand-rolled cigarettes were sold to soldiers at the end of the Civil War. It was not until James Bonsack invented the cigarette-making machine in 1881 that cigarette smoking became widespread.