Most of us know that Mormons (religion) don't use tobacco. So I gave it a go on their website and started a chat:Now chatting with Margie
How may we help you, Mario?
hello I am wondering why mormons don't use tobacco. Tobacco is a native american crop and the Book of Mormon is about native americans isn't it?8:55 PM
Our church has a health code called the Word of Wisdom which counsels us to avoid tobacco, alcohol, tea, and coffee because these substances are addictive.
The Word of Wisdom was given as a revelation to the prophet Joseph SMith in 1833.
strange that you avoid something that grows in nature and is so given by God. I read both Joseph Smith and the following leader Young chewed tobacco in large qts.8:58 PM
it is a trustable source done by historic research8:58 PM
(a senior guy taking over!)Well, your source is not accurate. 8:59 PM
It is not our purpose to dispute about issues like this.
Thanks for chatting and have a good day.
The chat Session has ended.
And I couldn't type a new answer any more.......
My "trustable source" is a book in the Dummies series, Mormonism for Dummies, dummies.com/DummiesArticle/What-s-Not-on-the-Mormon-Menu.id-89759.html
Funny isn't it? Those mormon founders really used a lot of chew back in the 1830's and now they still stand on avoidance as if you're a saint when not using tobacco!