I had one question that I was wondering about. There are a few brothers here that smoke cigars. Any thoughts on that scripturally? --Jackson Cheng (Honolulu)
Well, a multitude of biblical principles inform the discussion, though of course there is no direct scripture. You might take a peek at my little piece on Smoking at this website. Sure, I can think of healthier habits. But what about a lean, otherwise fit, occasional cigar smoker? I would much prefer to be in his shoes than in those of a person fifty pounds overweight! I smoked a cigar once. (And inhaled, and ended up getting sick!) I don't think I will return to a cigar for many, many years (if ever)!
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