What does the Bible say about smoking cigarettes or tobacco products?

As a holy book and a source of guidance for millions of people around the world, the Bible has often been consulted for guidance on a range of moral and ethical issues. One question that many people may have asked is whether the Bible has anything to say about smoking cigarettes or tobacco products.

While the Bible does not explicitly mention smoking cigarettes or tobacco, it does offer some guidance on how we should treat our bodies and our health. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, the Apostle Paul writes, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."

This passage suggests that we should treat our bodies with respect and care, as they are gifts from God. Smoking cigarettes or tobacco products can be harmful to our health, and can damage our bodies in a number of ways. As such, it is possible to argue that smoking is not in line with the message of 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

Another passage that may be relevant is Romans 14:13-23, which discusses the idea of causing others to stumble. The passage suggests that we should be mindful of our actions, and avoid doing anything that might cause others to sin or stumble. If smoking cigarettes or tobacco products is likely to cause harm to others, or if it may be seen as a negative influence, then it is possible to argue that it goes against the message of Romans 14:13-23.