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Is it a mortal to sin excessively smoke cigarettes?

Hey everyone. I am concerned that I may have committed a mortal sin by smoking cigarettes excessively. I have been doing so lately because I am very stressed out and fearful about the storms we are going to have today. They are forecasting the possibility of tornadoes as well as damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, and other such things that really scare me a lot. Anyway, I noticed these two passages in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The second one really concerns me as I don't know if they are talking about all drugs such as tobacco or just illegal drugs:

Originally Posted by Catechism of the Catholic Church
2290 The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine. Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkenness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others' safety on the road, at sea, or in the air.

2291 The use of drugs inflicts very grave damage on human health and life. Their use, except on strictly therapeutic grounds, is a grave offense. Clandestine production of and trafficking in drugs are scandalous practices. They constitute direct co-operation in evil, since they encourage people to practices gravely contrary to the moral law.
So anyway, is smoking cigarettes excessively a mortal sin? Also, if it is a grave sin, does my addiction and fear reduce my culpability to where it may not be a mortal sin. I am also very scrupulous and two priests plus a former spiritual director told me it is very difficult for me to commit a mortal sin due to my mental illness. Would my mental illness further reduce my culpability? Anyway, any answers on this question would be very much appreciated. I want to make sure I am in a state of grace since there is so much danger in the storms we are supposed to have today. Plus, I want to be in a state of grace at all times anyway out of love for God.
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I could see it as being a mortal sin. It's an addiction and how many smokers are in control of their nicotine habit? Actually, that's what gets a lot of people hooked on it: They can control it at first, but the more they smoke, the more they're getting hooked on it.

However, if you're max is like half-a-pack or less, you should be golden. A plethora of priests in my neighborhood enjoy a smoke once in a while, and they most certainly don't turn down good vodka if someone is offering.

On a good day, I'll smoke a pack. On a bad day (When I'm ticked off, have too much to do, my sports team is playing, drinking a few too many), I'll encroach 2 packs +.

I'll light a candle in hopes that the storm passes by without doing any serious damage.

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I could see it as being a mortal sin. It's an addiction and how many smokers are in control of their nicotine habit? Actually, that's what gets a lot of people hooked on it: They can control it at first, but the more they smoke, the more they're getting hooked on it.

However, if you're max is like half-a-pack or less, you should be golden. A plethora of priests in my neighborhood enjoy a smoke once in a while, and they most certainly don't turn down good vodka if someone is offering.

On a good day, I'll smoke a pack. On a bad day (When I'm ticked off, have too much to do, my sports team is playing, drinking a few too many), I'll encroach 2 packs +.

I'll light a candle in hopes that the storm passes by without doing any serious damage.

God bless.
Thanks Brooklyn Knight. So, do you think I have committed a mortal sin by smoking excessively?
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Thanks Brooklyn Knight. So, do you think I have committed a mortal sin by smoking excessively?
How much do you smoke?
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How much do you smoke?
Unfortunately I have smoked about two packs within the past 24 hours which is very unusual for me. Usually I only smoke one pack a day. But I have been very scared about the storms lately, plus I have mental illness, am scrupulous, and am addicted to cigarettes. Doesn't this reduce my culpability enough to where it is only a venial sin? That said, I did leave my spiritual director who is a priest a voice-mail asking him about whether or not I have committed a mortal sin. He will have an authoritative answer for me. I hope and pray I have not committed a mortal sin.
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I am going to go to Confession here in a minute just to make sure I am in a state of grace and I am throwing out the rest of my cigarettes so I don't commit this sin again.
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Originally Posted by Ave Maria View Post
Unfortunately I have smoked about two packs within the past 24 hours which is very unusual for me. Usually I only smoke one pack a day. But I have been very scared about the storms lately, plus I have mental illness, am scrupulous, and am addicted to cigarettes. Doesn't this reduce my culpability enough to where it is only a venial sin? That said, I did leave my spiritual director who is a priest a voice-mail asking him about whether or not I have committed a mortal sin. He will have an authoritative answer for me. I hope and pray I have not committed a mortal sin.
The only thing I can say is that smoking two packs due to fear might not be a problem, but you're still smoking a pack a day, which is still a little too high.

If it's any consolation, I smoke two packs a day almost every other day. I'm addicted to it and I can't function without it. The only time I can say I enjoy the taste of a good smoke is after dinner...that's it.

If you are like me, we're going to have to kick the habit or cut down on the quantity; no sugarcoating it: We're killing ourselves.
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Is it a mortal to sin excessively smoke cigarettes?
Considering the health consequences, I would say it is! To willfully destroy the body God gave you with the demon nicotine and other toxic chemicals seems sinful to me! I apologize if I come across as sanctimonious, but I don't approve of smoking. Christopher Hitchens died not too long ago from esophageal cancer, and he was an unrepetant chainsmoker. That man died a hideously slow death because of his foolish pride.

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Any addiction can be an impediment to your spiritual growth and I would give them up very soon. In my case, I quite smoking ten years ago and don't regret it. I feel so much more liberated. When smoking, there was always this nagging feeling that I had to have another cigarette. It was especially bad when I was in situations where cigarettes were prohibited.
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Hey everyone. Thanks for your input from both you Theofane and Living in the Light. That said, I just got back from Confession and Mass.

EDIT TO ADD: I also decided that I am going to quit smoking. I decided that before I went to Confession. I am not going to touch a single cigarette from now on with God's grace. I made a promise to Him not to smoke any longer.
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