Sunday, October 30, 2016

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Smoking

​   by Reb Gutman Locks   
     Smoking

What's Wrong with Smoking? 

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Raphael asks;

     I contact you with the hopes you can give me the self-confidence to overcome myself. Please enlighten me sir Gutman Locks, why is it that I can't quit smoking?


Gutman responds:

     You cannot quit smoking because you do not want to quit smoking. After five days of not smoking there is no chemical attraction-no physical addiction at all. The entire attraction after that is only mental. You have been given freewill as have all mankind and you are exercising your freewill by choosing to smoke. It's your call either way.

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Here is some well-known information about smoking;

     Besides the fact that smoking causes heart disease and cancer in the lungs it also has been shown to:

     'Rot' the brain by damaging memory, learning, and reasoning, according to researchers at King's College study.

     Heavy smoking 'ups dementia risk'

     Brain function declines from 45

     There was "consistent association" between smoking and lower scores in the tests.

     The Alzheimer's Society said: "We all know smoking is bad for our heart and there is now evidence that it is bad for our head too.

     Second hand smoke doubles teens' risk of hearing loss.

 

     How is it that smoking is legal, especially in public areas where it damages others? How is it the rabbis do not openly condemn it? The Torah forbids climbing onto a shaky ladder for fear someone might possibly fall. The chance of damage from smoking is not just a possibility, it is certain.

 

What's Wrong with Smoking? 

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with the Rav. As a former smoker, I can tell you that when your desire to quit becomes greater than your desire to smoke, you will quit.

Good luck!

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