Question:

Hi,
can I chew gum in the bathroom? for example when taking a shower.

what about candies?

Thanks

Answer:

Hello,

A person should not chew gum when using the bathroom. Regarding chewing gum when taking a shower, since the shower is located in a bathroom, chewing gum in the shower should ideally be avoided.

Candies have the same status as chewing gum.

All the best

 

Sources:

Minchas Yitzchak 3:63 states that food should not be brought into a clean bathroom unless necessary. Gum is considered “food” as long as the gum retains flavor. Mishna Berura 84:7 states that drinking in a bathhouse (as opposed to bathroom) is allowed. See also Chazon Ish O:C 17:4 regarding modern day bathrooms,

 

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