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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 (in fact, I've been present in a large audience where he has stated) that he firmly believes R' Moshe Feinstein's Pesak would have been very ...


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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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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh (Yalqut Yosef) clearly states in Orahh Hayim 550:23 - מותר לעשן בימי תעניות צבור, זולת בתשעה באב שראוי להמנע מעישון סיגריות, ובפרט בפרהסיא, כדי שלא יסיח דעתו מאבילות היום. ובעת הצורך מותר לעשן גם בתשעה באב כשעושה כן בצינעא, ובפרט לאחר חצות היום. ובשאר צומות, אף הנוהגים לעשן ביום טוב על ידי הדלקה מאש לאש, דחשיב אצלם לענין זה כאוכל ...


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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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Based on current science it is 100% forbidden for someone to smoke. The Bobover Rebbe - HaRav Shlomo Halberstam Zatzal - used to smoke, yet when it became clear that it was unhealthy stopped cold turkey.


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See here even the Mishnah Berurah disallows tabaco PDF of Chometz and Smokiing


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Harav Eliyahu Ben Haim says that it Asur to smoke becuase of Wenishmartem. He specifically quotes Harav Moshe and says he was wrong.


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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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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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HaRav Moshe Levi ZSWQ"L (Birkat Hashem) and Maran HaRav Ovadia Zswq"l write not to make a blessing on snuff.


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Hacham Dawid Yosef Shelit"a in his Sefer Torat HaMoadim says it is "Tov Venachon" not to smoke at all. My father always explained Hacham Ovadia's approach as being that if you started there is no Isur to continue and that is also Mashma from Hacham Dawid (see En Yishak).


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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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Just about any food, personal care, or medical product is required to reveal far more about its formulation than cigarettes do. So it's incredibly hard to tell what they're putting in there.



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