Question:

Is this permitted

Answer:

There is a dispute amongst the poskim if one is allowed to smoke on a fast day particularly on the 9 Av. If there is great need one can rely on the lenient opinions although it is  praiseworthy to refrain from smoking if possible. Originally I thought that electronic cigarettes might be different because  the flavored vapor inhaled might be considered like drinking, but I was told that it is oil based.

 

Sources:

O:CH 555 Mishnah Berurah 8, Shaarey Teshuvah 556:1, Eshel Avrohom (Butchach) 567, Y:D 108:5 Pischey Teshuvah 3,

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2 Responses to “smoking an electronic cigarette on 17th tammuz”

  1. YOU HAVE NOT STATED IF THERE IS REASON TO ASSUME THAT WITH ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES THERE MIGHT BE A DIFFERENCE OR CAN I ASSUME THAT IT WORKS THE SAME WAY SINCE WITH ELECTRONIC CIGS THE SMOKE IS CREATED BY VAPOUR

    • Originally I thought that electronic cigarettes might be different because the flavored vapor inhaled might be considered like drinking, but I was told that it is oil based.

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