“Tobacco . . . Is Not Good for Man”

Doctrine and Covenants 89:8

8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.

President Gordon B. Hinckley said:

“Look upon the Word of Wisdom as more than a commonplace thing. I regard it as the most remarkable document on health of which I know. It came to the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1833, when relatively little was known of dietary matters. Now the greater the scientific research, the more certain becomes the proof of Word of Wisdom principles. The evidence against tobacco is now overwhelming, yet we see a tremendous increase in its use by young men and women.”

(“Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” Ensign, May 1998, 49–50.)

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