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    We are hearing a lot of talk in here about how this is bad and that is bad, but I haven’t seen one post on the topic of smoking yet. I’m just curious, that if someone is following the Torah ways how they can think it is “OK” to smoke? Hashem has given you a healthy body, don’t you think you should try to keep it that way? Explain to me how it’s not a slap in the Face of Hashem, every time you pick up a cigarette.

    Now don’t claim ignorance over here. We ALL know the dangers of smoking. Do you not consider smoking a sakana? Please explain to me how that is possible. Explain to me how you think it’s not against the Torah to smoke?

    If there is someone out there that truly does not understand the dangers of smoking, here’s a little education for you right from the National Cancer Institute.

    -Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths and is responsible for most cancers of the larynx, oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, and bladder.

    -Secondhand smoke is responsible for an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year, and is responsible for up to 300,000 cases of lower respiratory tract infections in children up to 18 months of age in the United States each year

    -Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemical agents, including over 60 substances that are known to cause cancer .

    -Smoking harms nearly every major organ of the body

    What are your thoughts?


    Reb Avigdor Miller said smoking is Assur


    inyan d’yoma:

    on one hand, masks pervent smoking

    on the other hand, smoking increases SD around you. Maybe we should temporarily allow smoking inside, especially in shuls and schools.

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