TRADITION TODAY: Does Jewish law permit smoking?

What is the status of smoking in Halacha (Jewish law)?

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June 7, 2018 19:57
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An illustrative phtoto of cigarettes. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

The announcement by the Health Ministry that tobacco companies would not be permitted to distribute free cigarettes at Meron on Lag Ba’omer was a bit of a surprise, since the head of that ministry has done nothing to discourage smoking over the years.

Unfortunately, the latest report of the state comptroller gives no reason for rejoicing, since it states that the ministry has done nothing to fight against smoking in Israel. On the contrary.

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