We recognize from I Cor. 6:19-20 that our physical body, the dwelling place of Holy Spirit, is a “holy temple” belonging to God. Through Holy Spirit, Christ is in us and we must treat our body accordingly, respecting it and never abusing or defiling it.
A common abuse of the body is the use of nicotine, a highly addictive drug. It doesn’t matter how nicotine is delivered, whether by use of tobacco by smoking, or chewing or dipping snuff, or by vaping. It is all harmful.
The medical community focuses on smoking since that has traditionally been the most common form of nicotine delivery. They have tied smoking to many types of disease, not just lung cancer, emphysema, or COPD. When you account for death from various diseases to which smoking contributes, you can see that smoking contributes .  . . continue reading

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