Rav Yosef Speaks Out Against Smoking


rav-ovadiah-yosefChacham Ovadia Yosef, head of the Shas party’s Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah, last night expressed his strong feelings regarding the habit of smoking. During his weekly Motzoei Shabbos shiur, Rav Yosef remarked, “Physicians do not approve of smoking. Those who are able to avoid this habit should do so. People should make every effort to avoid it.” 

Rav Yosef mentioned the fact that smoking is commonly found in yeshivas

Rav Yosef’s comments came during his discussion of the halachos of Yom Tov, including the lighting of a fire on Yom Tov and using a fire ignited prior to Yom Tov for this purpose.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Cigarettes are horrible and one should not be inhaling the fumes at any great length. Cigarettes are all inhaled and nothing looks worse than any person with a cigarette.

  2. Drop your pipes, too. Tobacco is not meant to be used at all for anything. Stop smoking, dipping, chewing all tobacco. Jews, let’s regain our health!

  3. With all the knowledge and proofs we hae today about smoking and second hand smoke, only a moron would still smoke.

    I am a Republican but I send gifts to all the DemoRat Legislators that I know….A carton of cigarettes. My own version of…Termed Out!