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Chasan cigarettes - source & reason

Years ago it was a popular custom that a Chasan would give out cigarettes to his friends. Nowadays some still do so, however as smoking has become less popular so has this Minhag. What is the source ...
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Is vaping prohibited?

With the rising popularity of vaping and electronic cigarettes, many might consider turning to them to stop smoking or to at least divert their habit to a healthier alternative. However, the liquids ...
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What are the sources of saying a beracha before a cigarette?

I've heard that before smoking a cigarette, Briskers make it a point to drink something shehakol and are mechaven the cigarette... Why do they do this?
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Does electronic cigarette juice require a hechsher?

Does electronic cigarette "juice" need to be kosher (require a hechsher)? Does it matter what flavor the juice is?
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Demons and smoke

R. Kaduri used to smoke three times a day. At his old age, I wouldn't think that he did it for any other reason but to smoke. I've heard from a lecture by Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi that R. Kaduri was asked ...
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Is one allowed to smoke on minor fast days?

There are various opinions on whether it is ever permissible to smoke, with rabbinic opinion shifting more toward "no" in recent years, but among those who permit smoking generally, is it permissible ...
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Electronic cigarettes on Yom Tov

Let's say someone quits smoking, and that person smokes electronics cigarettes. So regarding yom tov (chag), the only prohibition I can think of is Nolad every time you activate the heating element ...
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Which communities do not allow women to smoke?

Which communities do not allow women to smoke? Satmar? If yes, is it an official or implicit rule ?
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Bracha on Smoking

(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 ...
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fruit-flavored tobacco Kashrut

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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Do hookahs need to be Toiveled?

I saw this question somewhere else said as a joke but, seriously, does a hookah require tevilah (immersion)? After all, why wouldn't smoking be like ingesting food, as on some level you are ingesting ...
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Snuff Bracha or lack thereof

Is there or what is the Bracha on Tobacco Snuff especially now that they come with mint and buble gum flavor (at least in Israel)?
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Is one allowed to smoke?

Nowadays, since there are studies that show that smoking is dangerous to health, is one allowed to smoke or is it violating "Venishmartem Meod Lenafshosechem"?
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Yom Kippur - nicotine patch

Is there any problem with wearing a nicotine patch on Yom Kippur or any other fast day? (sources please)
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Is tobbaco Kitniyos?

Is tobbaco Kitniyos?
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Are Cigarettes on Yomtov a Davar Hashaveh Lechol Nefesh?

Besides for the health (and possible chometz) problems involved with smoking, is it possible to define smoking, in this day and age, as a davar hashaveh lechol nefesh, a universally imbibed pleasure, ...
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Cigarette on Pesach

Is there a problem of Chometz with Smoking on Pesach?