There some vapors in electronic cigarettes made with natural herbs like chamomile (and other). So do i do brachot when smelling them?

Is there a common practice to smell natural things, is this kind of smell included?

Vapor from electronic cigarettes who do not burn the herbs, but vaporize them.

EDIT - Clarifying the question:

Well, i will clarify, there are many types of e-cigarretes, but one specific i think can be allowed, which is the one i'm asking, and i will explain it. This specifically e-cigarrete is for HERBS-ONLY (and not artificial liquids), so what they use inside the e-cigarrete: chamomile, Eucalyptus, green tea, Lavender, and many others, wherever herb the person decides to use. Second thing is that the herb IS NOT BURNED as the herb do not have directly contact with the heat. SO... It takes the smeel of the herb in the vaper, which makes sense to ask this question

  • בורא מיני/עשבי בשמים?
    – kouty
    Apr 6, 2019 at 21:18
  • Sorry Kouty but i do not understand hebrew, just english.
    – eeerrrttt
    Apr 6, 2019 at 22:57
  • Yes, bore isbê vessamim.
    – eeerrrttt
    Apr 6, 2019 at 22:59
  • Are you asking about things like scented candles or Febreeze sprays made from the herbs, rather than the herbs themselves?
    – DonielF
    Apr 7, 2019 at 1:43
  • 2
    Electronic cigarete is not or odor, not for smell. No bracha as cigarete
    – kouty
    Apr 7, 2019 at 3:25

1 Answer 1


Yes, it is like any other thing that you smell.

Smelling is the beginning (the most spiritual aspect) of eating. So it is important to identify the source of the smell, whether from trees (עץ), or herbs (עשב), or spices (בסם) or a mixture of any of the types (לשון מצ״ב ע״פ ס״ת), in order to make the appropriate blessing.

This is discussed in Sefer Shnei Luchot HaBrit and elsewhere.

It is worth noting that the blessing of scent is related to the concept of ascent (ריח), as contrasted with descent (ניחח) which is from the expression of the Sages for marrying someone below your economic status (ניחות דרגא).

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