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(Inspired by Double AA) Based on the Premise (which I may be wrong on) that there are pieces of the actual Tobacco leaves or whatever else is smoked in the inhaled part of the smoke hence there would seem to be ingestion of Tobbaco in the smoking processes. Why is there no Bracha on Smoking?

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Can you source that there isn't a bracha, before you ask why there isn't? –  Double AA Jun 25 '12 at 3:07
    
I just goggled it and got an answer which I should have done earlier but I did not oh well –  simchastorah Jun 25 '12 at 3:10
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Old question we used to ask in Yeshiva. Q: Why don't you make a Shehecheyanu the first time you smoke a cigarette? A: You don't make Berachot in the bathroom. –  Menachem Jun 25 '12 at 5:11
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Just as we say "L'chaim" on alcohol, we should also say "L'mavet" on a cigarette. –  Craig Feinstein Jun 25 '12 at 13:50
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The correct bracha is "Baruch Dayan Ha'emet". –  user3231 Sep 9 '13 at 16:53

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Original source: http://revach.net/article.php?id=3388 My edited and shortened version

Tasting something and then spitting it out without digesting does not require a bracha (Shulchan Aruch 210:2). This happens when tasting something to see if spices are needed .

The Magen Avraham (210:9) questions whether a bracha is required when smoking.It is similar to tasting and then spitting out which does not require a bracha being that the smoke is never digested or it should be no different than smelling which does require a bracha rishona. Even more so here since some people actually swallow the tobacco.

The Minhag Yisroel Torah (210) brings down from the K'sav Sofer that R' Mordechai Banet, prior to smoking a cigarette, would make a shehakol on another food item with the intent to include the cigarette as well. Should the cigarette require a bracha, the shehakol (an all encompassing bracha) would include it. However the Minhag Yisrael Torah writes that the minhag b'zman hazeh is not to make a bracha prior to smoking.

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It seems to me that, regardless of whether bits of tobacco find their way to the stomach, this is obviously not eating in any meaningful sense, and thus would not be subject to a food berachah.

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But there could be a smell bracha. –  Double AA Jun 25 '12 at 14:19
    
@DoubleAA true enough, but the implication in the question was an eating berachah due to the ingestion of tobacco. But to address your point, I find it unlikely that cigarette smokers savor the fragrance, though I could be wrong. For cigars and pipes, on the other hand, I could hear that much better. –  yitznewton Jun 25 '12 at 15:06
    
"this is obviously not eating in any meaningful sense" why? –  msh210 Jun 25 '12 at 21:07
    
@msh210 I simply don't understand how random particles of tobacco that mistakenly end up getting routed to the stomach instead of the lungs, can be called eating. It's totally unintentional; if I walk through a smoky room, presumably the same thing happens, yet it would be absurd to say a berachah there. –  yitznewton Jun 25 '12 at 21:27
    
@yitznewton, even if someone deliberately smokes, and 99.999% of smokers swallow macroscopic tobacco pieces? [I don't know that that's the case. It may be, though.] –  msh210 Jun 25 '12 at 21:34

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