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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
TAGS:Tisha B'Av
Halacha - 9th of Av
Submitted by Yankel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: May one use ("smoke") the new Electronic-cigarettes anytime on Tisha B'Av? The problem might be because, as I understand, the liquid nicotine is carried in water-vapor. So I guess my question is basically: may one inhale vapor on Tisha' b'av? (i.e. hovering over a boiling tea-pot and breathing-in the vapor.)
Answer: No. First of all, the Mishna Berura forbids smoking at all on any fast for the reason you mention. Even though the Minhag appears to be more lenient, on Tisha b'Av there is the additional issue that many Poskim forbid smelling besamim or any pleasant fragrances, and this would include smoking as well.
posted:2012-07-29 02:17:40


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