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In SA OC 554 the Caf Hachyim SK 3 rules that to smoke hookah is prohibited almost before Chats it, if not as a mean to treat constipation. But in SK 4 he allows to snuff tabac.

My question is if to smoke cigarettes is similar to hookah or to snuffing. Hookah is based on water vapour and moistens the mouth and is a hedonistic ritual, but snuffed tabac doesn't. So, cigarette that also doesn't is similar to the second, on the other hand, it's smoking and similar to the first. What is the Din?

I think that the point I make to distinguish vaporous smoke from the dried one is not noticed in answers written on previous questions and answers regarding smoking in the site. Additionally, the material ingestion is lesser in cigarette than in snuffed tabac.

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  • I think that the point I make to distinguish vaporous smoke from the dried one is not noticed in those answers
    – kouty
    Jul 29, 2020 at 21:12
  • I already explained why this is not a duplicate in the end of the post
    – kouty
    Jul 29, 2020 at 21:55
  • Are you sure Tutun is hooka? Another aspect is that smoking anything was seen as a leisurely enjoyable act. That is why it was prohibited in shul. That is why Meam Loez said it was forbidden on Tisha B'Av. Have you ruled out that is the distinction, and not the vaporous methodology?
    – user6591
    Jul 30, 2020 at 19:04
  • @user6591 this is as well a difference, as for instance a difference between cigare and cigarette
    – kouty
    Jul 30, 2020 at 19:33
  • My question is specific regarding nargilla difference with cigarette
    – kouty
    Jul 31, 2020 at 2:34

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