A Moral issue
that is answered on the Web
and from the Word of God
Why did God create tobacco?
Nicholas Culpeper in his 1681 The English Physician Enlarged recommended tobacco juice to kill lice on children's heads, a very early reference to the use of tobacco as an insecticide poison. piano Leaf 40, an environmentally safe and biodegradable agricultural insecticide used around the world, is 40 percent nicotine sulfate. Farmers have been using nicotine sulfate insecticide since the early 1800s. To make it, all you do is boil tobacco leaves in water with a little sulfuric acid (the same acid as in a car battery).
Steve Van Nattan's formula: Buy a tin of cheap pipe tobacco. Put it in a kettle of boiling water. Add about six fresh chopped garlics. Add several crushed pods of the hottest chili around, like habanero. Boil at a simmer for at least one hour. You will want to have the windows open or do this outdoors or else your house will smell like something you stepped in. Strain the solids out with cheese cloth or use a coffee filter. Put the liquid in a pistol grip spray bottle. Use on indoor plants against aphids and other insects especially during winter infestations of house plants. Use on outdoor plants any time. Use to spray the trunks of saplings to prevent girdling by critters during winter. Smart animals will not come near tobacco. Hmmmmmm
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN !! This is a highly toxic mixture.
If your child drank this mixture, you should call a poison control center at once or head for the ER at the hospital.
You may want to add a bit of sulfuric acid topiano coversd the end of the boiling process to give the mixture a kick. If so, you MUST work outdoors. I also have to wonder if a bit of lime would help, but in that case, use NO sulfuric acid, and add the lime AFTER boiling and cooling the mixture but before straining.
Are you the Spittin' image of a Fool?
Tobacco companies target youth and lie about it:
Breathing grandpa's smoke can kill junior.
What a fool a smoking Dad or Grandpa is!
Facts on smoking and death:
Lead arsenate is used on tobacco as an insecticide. Now, there is a double whammy!
Here are the chemicals in tobacco, and in second hand smoke:
Even Worse complete list:
Rat Poison in cigarettes
Plain language but complete discussion of how smoking kills you
AIDS and Smoking-- Sins which have Satanic fellowship
And ministry personnel (of St. Lucia Island) have intensified their work among youth, who have been found to be increasingly prone to start smoking, while at the same time drawing attention to the connection between smoking and AIDS. The health personnel pointed out last week, for example, that people who have tested HIV positive and who smoke are more prone to contracting full blown AIDS than those who dont smoke. READ MORE
Cancer started by mutations in the DNA:
Smoking causes mutations in the genes that control the way cells mature and divide. The thoBlipnds of chemicals in cigarettes act on the DNA of the cell which chanes it's behaviour. Normally a cell only reproduces when it receives an order to do so, and it stops when it receives the order to stop reproducing from the body. It should stay in contact with other cells of it's kind to form a tissue. When the normal genes are damaged the cell becomes atypical and with time and exposure to more cancerous material then it becomes dysplastic. Dr. Auerbach documented the changes that occur in cells i dogs that were exposed to smoke from cigarettes. The cells continue to multiply in an erratic way, which eventually turns into a cancer. There are many sites of interest on the internet dthat discuss the issue of smoking and lung Cancer. READ MORE
Only a damned fool would ignore this data from non-christians.
How can such a person be born again or believe they are
the temple of the Holy Ghost?
Use hemp for making rope, not for stimulation:
"Crack" Nicotine-- The next illicit drug
Since the weed is legal, the product will never be stopped
The mob will jumb in, and it is easy to make
WHAT DOES THE WORD OF GOD SAY?
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Aside from the health risk to you and anyone who inhales your second hand smoke, consider the filth factor. Chewing and spitting are a disgusting habit. There is possibly nothing more revolting than to have to take a spitting fool seriously. When someone picks their nose or farts in public, at least we can try to deal with it as the result of natural causes from God's creation. Eating beans is not bad for your health. But, tobacco is a poison and killer, and to have to deal with the blackened teeth and the spitting in public is the result of a rebel attitude in a crass slob.
Smoking is accompanied by an attitude in most people. They feel they have a right to fill the air with smoke. They have no consideration for the health of others nearby, and they don't care if they spoil your appetite in an eating establishment. They leave filth around in the form of ashes and ash trays to be emptied. And, finally, smoking results in millions of dollars of damage annually due to fire started by mindless idiots who flip their butts around.
The breath of a smoker reminds me of barnyards I have walked through. Any one who smokes smells like the back end of a heifer, and I say that charitably of course. To have to use an out house in the heat of summer is a luxury compared to having to try to carry on a serious conversation with a smoker.
Because of the gross aspects of smoking, and because it kills the user, I find it very hard to believe a smoking or chewing man is born again. I know it is possible, but the social and personal insanity in the habit shows a total disregard for the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
As to cigar smokers, my psychology professor in college, Dr. Emerson, said they smoke cigars because they were weaned too early or were not breast fed. This implies that cigar smokers are sucking on a surrogate nipple. That just about says it all folks. And, there is your cigar smoking buddy, Rush Limbaugh. If Dr. Emerson was correct, then this would be another very good reason to nurse a new baby naturally, right? Get the sucking out of his soul the God-given way.
I had an older fellow working for me long ago when I was working in a paper company. We was the union man, and I was the low management man. We were the only two in our area, and we got on great. But, it burdened me greatly that he smoked a pipe. Actually, he smoked two pipes, for he had one always cooling while he smoked the other. He had lived to 63 I believe, but he virtually oozed the odor of tobacco, and he was skinny and frail. He retired at 64 from the paper mill, and he died nine months later. I believe he paid the price in that he was sickly and died before he should have. Pipes come in many clever and valuable varieties, and there is indeed one small advantage in that the smoke can be cooled before entering the mouth and lungs. Pipe smoking gives a veneer of sophistication to killing oneself with the infernal weed. Pipe tobacco is laced with aromas which make people believe the smoke is in fact charming and pleasant. Yet the poisons are still there, and the second hand smoke is still deadly.
What shall we say about a woman who smokes or dips snuff? She stinks like a whore or a bar fly. She is a filthy trashy walking dirt pile. Her skin is ghastly and pale. She has to hate her children, for she is telling them that Mommy wants them to be smokers one day. She deserves to die the horrible death of cancer, and the sooner the better. Her death by the horror of lung or throat cancer might frighten her kids so that they will not smoke. I have seen this happen more than once.
I want a girl,
Just like the girl,
Who smoked with dear old Dad.
What do you think about these mad dogs who tell their kids, "I don't want you to smoke like I do?" How would that be different than a Daddy saying, "I don't want you to chase whores like I do." One vice is no less deadly than the other.
Furthermore; there is the cost of smoking. There is no other way of committing suicide which is more financially destructive.
Analysis shows smoking is a leading cause of fires and death from fires globally, resulting in an estimated cost of nearly $7 billion in the United States and $27.2 billion worldwide in 1998.
Research measures the total cost of smoking in Ontario is US$2.91 billion. Associated with these economic costs are health-related harms: 69,318 hospital separations; 1,007,647 days stay in hospitals; 11,648 deaths resulting in more than 171,443 person-years lost.
The cost of smoking in terms of healthcare at one Irish hostpial is estimated: the hospital's budget was about £177 million per year, and about half the 500 to 600 patients were there because of smoking.
Report: Smoking, tobacco costs Medicaid $12.9 billion annually Report measures the national Medicaid cost of smoking and tobacco at $12.9 billion/year; more than the tobacco settlement payments will cover.
Cblip report; every pack of cigarettes costs $3.45 for medical care attributable to smoking and $3.73 in productivity losses, for a total cost of $7.18 per pack.
The total cost of caring for people with health problems caused by cigarette smoking is about $72.7 billion per year, according to health economists at the University of California.
In 1994, smoking caused an estimated 44,000 male and 19,000 female U.S. deaths at ages 15-54, leaving 31,000 fatherless and 12,000 motherless youths.
What a legacy that is! And, as a non-smoker, I resent having to help pay for these fools' medical expenses. I resent having to pay higher insurance fees because smokers like to burn their homes down. Take your fags and go burn them on your own time please.
How can one have victory over smoking? Just stop. Diabetics have to stop eating sugar and starch. I have to limit my use of caffeine. We all learn to stop something for health's sake. Tobacco use is always deadly, so if you are a born again Christian, you will stop for the glory of God and as an example to the kids who watch you.
Ed Arnold smoked, and he did not think much about it. He was a leader in a local church, and he smoked with moderation. One day he was walking downtown and met a lady with her young son who were from his church. He was smoking at the time. They greeted and visited for a few minutes, and then they parted. As Ed walked away he heard the young boy say to his mother, "Mommy, smoking must be OK. Uncle Ed smokes, and he is a good Christian." Ed quit cold turkey. He decided that he did not want to be that kind of example and subvert that mother's instruction to her son. Ed was not frightened of the health factors. He only quit because he realized he was doing harm to a Christian home by his liberty. If that were the only reason to quit smoking, it would be a very good reason.
1 Corinthians 8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Let us suppose you grow you own tobacco with no tobacco company additives. And, you smoke only a couple roll-your-owns a day. You feel safe and moderate in your liberty to smoke. What if that Mom and her son knew you smoked, and what if the kid was using you as his example and model for smoking? Would you quit smoking in order to assist that Mom in ordering her home and raising her kids the way she believes honors God? If not, you are in violent rebellion against New Testament teaching. There are a thoBlipnd ways to amuse yourself that would be just as satisfying as a couple cigarettes a day.
My uncle Bud smoked maybe maximum four cigarettes a day. It was not a habit, and he smoked as a sort of moderate luxury. When he stopped smoking it was without any fanfare or battle. He just stopped reaching for the Marlboros. My aunt noticed that the cigarettes had laid untouched for several weeks and asked uncle Bud about it. He told her that he was not very excited about smoking anymore because he felt there was something to the health question.
WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY?
Let us look at this and ask, "What would Jesus do?" I think that is a fair question, that is, if you really are born again. Here is the scene-- It is late in the day at Peter's home. Jesus has healed Peter's mother in law, and she is now downstairs getting the evening meal ready. Many people during the day have been healed, and many delivered of devils. Jesus is tired, and so is Peter. Jesus turns to Peter and says, "Peter, we are both tired. Can we go up on your roof patio and relax for a while before supper?" Peter says, "That's a great idea Lord, and I will bring us a couple of cigars to enjoy as we watch the sun go down." Jesus says, "_________."
What do you think Jesus would say?
If you are truly born again, you have seen the glory of God in Jesus Christ. The glory of God is all through the Bible from Genesis One to Revelation Twenty Two. Have you looked into the face of Jesus? Can you visualize tobacco juice all over Jesus' teeth? Can you smell the odor of the tobacco habit on Jesus breath? When you walk up to the throne of God one day, can you see YOU lighting up a fag and blowing smoke all around the throne of God?
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Is Jesus' glory shining in your heart? Have you looked into his face and come away determined to be like him? That is not the exception-- It is NORMAL Christianity, my friend. When you look into Jesus face, do you want spit a chaw in the corner? Do you want to ask Jesus, "Gotta light?"
You say, "I am born again, and I know it. Anyway, smoking will not send a man to hell." I agree. But, it sure will make you smell like that's where you came from. When you pass through the door of death, and on the other side the first thing you see is a spittoon, friend, you can mark it down-- You are in the wrong place.
Just stop smoking, and stop whining about how addicted you are. Your big battle, with all the tricks to stop smoking, shows the world that you are a stupid wimpy slave of sin and don't really want to quit. If you really are born again, you have the power to stop:
1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
So, you cannot quit smoking? Who is your god anyway, Buddha, or the American Indian tobacco god, or is your god like Allah and is out to lunch? Jesus, as we see above, is the head of all, and that means he is the head of you, and it also means he is the head of tobacco. He created it, as we saw above, to be a powerful and effective bio-degradable pesticide. YOU are the one who perverted it, and Jesus has the power to get the tobacco weed out of your mouth and lungs.
But, you do have to decide to repent of your rebel line of Bull Durham, and ask Jesus to cleanse you now.
He will, for he has the power to do so. There is NO bondage Satan can get you into which Jesus is not able to break and deliver you. But, Jesus will only help you if you WANT help.
Why do YOU smoke? What a fool you are to kill yourself that way, and what a perfect jerk you are to dump all that cash down a rat hole. Think of all the financial blessing you are missing. Think of the cash you could send to missionaries. Are you even born again?
JUST STOP IT
MORE LINKS ON THE INFERNAL WEED:
Educational video - Patrick Reynolds
What am I inhaling? (Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada)
Cigarettes - What's in them
Repace Associates - Fact sheet on secondhand smoke
ASH.org.uk - Additives
Toxic Chemicals in Cigarettes
Tobaccopedia: An encyclopedia on tobacco
A List of Tobacco-Related Internet Sites
Industry's Own Words - Nicotine as a Drug
Yahoo! News Full Coverage - Tobacco Lawsuits
Blip Today Tobacco Settlement Stories
Tobacco Control Resource Center
History of Tobacco Regulation