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Olamide Olajiga wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Is smoking really a sin?
  • If smoking is really a sin, how can we have had saints and even popes who have smoked without negatively effecting their sainthood?


  { If smoking is really a sin, how can we have had saints and even popes who have smoked? }

Bob replied:


Smoking in moderation is not objectively a sin. Some may say it is irresponsible because it could lead to a habit or addiction, and studies indicate it is not good for one's health.

That being said, it is a matter of one's conscience, not an outright, objective sin.


Bob Kirby

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