Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - smoking|
|Submitted by anonymous Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
Actually your question is based on an inaccurate assumption. Recent scientific studies have proven that even a single cigarette causes permanent changes in the chemical structure of the brain and can lead to addiction as well as reduced heart function etc. Therefore, it is absolutely forbidden to smoke even just one cigarette.