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There is a machlokes haposkim on this matter. Igros Moshe wrote in 1964 that since there is a possibility of danger from smoking, one should refrain from doing so, however, it is not forbidden because "Shomer Psaim Hashem", Hashem guards the fools. In 1981, R' Moshe wrote that the danger of smoking is no more than the danger of eating unhealthy foods, ...


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To add to the answer(s) about R' Moshe Feinstein's Pesak, R' Dr. Moshe D. Tendler, son-in-law of R' Moshe Feinstein, has been an outspoken advocate for banning smoking 'Al Pi Halachah, and he has publicly stated that he firmly believes R' Moshe Feinstein's Pesak would have been very different, outlawing it 100% in all cases, had the medical community known ...


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What you are asking - whether smoking can be considered eating/drinking - is actually the subject of a disagreement in the Rishonim. Tosafos (AZ 66b) directly imply that smoking is considered drinking. The Rif (Chullin 32 [in Rif pages]) directly implies otherwise. This all comes to the fore in the Halachic question of ריחא מלתא - whether 'scent is a thing', ...


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I can't see why the tobacco plant itself should be kitniyos. It's nowhere on this list; I'm unaware of any grain, semigrain, legume, or the like that can be made from the tobacco plant; and tobacco's closest edible cousins (botanically speaking) are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants -- all of which are generally eaten on Pesach. I have no clue how ...


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As you've said, first of all you should never be smoking. Secondly, you have no idea what they're putting in those cigarettes so you shouldn't use them on Pesach. As far as davar hashaveh lechol nefesh: the Talmud says you can cook fresh food on YomTov because freshly-cooked food is something universally appreciated. The Talmud then says that mugmar, some ...


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According to Aish.com you may, because its not eating (source: "Teshuvot V'Hanhagot" by R' M. Sternbuch, II 290).


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To echo above answer: Rabbi Moshe Feinstein strongly discouraged it and prohibited new use, but couldn't quite prohibit existing smokers from continuing their awful habit (and as such, allowed one to give a smoker a light if asked), despite protests from his student Dr. Fred Rosner. Some 15 years later, in light of further medical proof of just how awful ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe reports that the Previous Rebbe said that the Rebbe Rashab (the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe) would smoke on Pesach after the Afikoman. The Rebbe Rashab also requested from his son (the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe) to bring him cigarettes for Pesach. However, the bulletin put out by the Crown Heights Beis Din warns that people have found ...



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