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Yes. Harmful habits like consuming tobacco is considered immoral and sinful in Hinduism. The Chandogya Upanishad rightly says: "From purity of food follows the purity of the internal organ."

Can religion, in any way, help smokers quit the habit? On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), find out what the scriptures say about smoking, and how religion, religious organizations and gurus can help in achieving the WHO dream of a tobacco-free world.

Nearly 6 million people die from tobacco-related illness each year. Only 8% of the world's population live in countries with sufficiently high tobacco taxes. This World No Tobacco Day, the WHO is campaigning to raising taxes on tobacco is both the most effective and cost-effective way of reducing tobacco use around the world.

Anyway, one should desist from the pleasure of smoking out of consideration for others, for "doing good to others is an act of merit; harming others is a sinful act". If you believe in this dictum you should abstain from smoking and encourage fellow-smokers to quit this habit... Read Full Artilce

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May 31, 2010 at 2:24 am
(1) swami kanda says:

A pure body will find a pure heart, one cannot smoke and find truth.

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