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Do the fruit-flavored tobaccos that are widely used in hookahs require a Kashrut certification similar to foodstuffs? If yes, why; if not, why not?

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especialy seeing that the Chayei Adom (127:3) cautioned against using snuff tobacco that was known to contain yayin nesech as an additive and The Magen Avrohom in Hilchos Pesach (467:8:10) prohibited using tobacco during Pesach, which was known to have been soaked in beer beforehand. – simchastorah Jun 24 '12 at 18:05
from here oukosher.org/index.php/common/article/7762 – simchastorah Jun 24 '12 at 18:05
Isn't that ^^^ an answer? – Double AA Jun 24 '12 at 18:23
that is a discussion of pesach kashrus – simchastorah Jun 24 '12 at 18:39
Not the Chayei Adam – Double AA Jun 24 '12 at 18:41

According to the cRc they probably do. However I disagree. Se what I have written here. The same argument applies here as well, except with an added leniency: You don't know whether there is non-kosher stuff inside there, and even if there is, it is mixed into the tobacco and unrecognizable. Thus it could be said that even the Rema would agree to be lenient here l'chatchila. For further elaboration, see what I have written in this blog post.

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Dov you say that as a general rule that any foodstuffs read the ingredients and then if nothing is not kosher than you can eat it? – simchastorah Jun 24 '12 at 18:48
or at least that what i have been lead to believe(unsure if it is true) rabbi Abbadi position to be that kosher certification is not really needed – simchastorah Jun 24 '12 at 18:49
Correct, that is Rabbi Abadi's position. However what I was writing here does not need to come on to that. If you have personal questions I would rather you direct them to my email address or my blog; feel free to do so. – Dov F Jun 24 '12 at 18:55

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