Hello :) This question has been in my mind for quite some time. We know that smoking and drinking (if not in excess) is not a sin. In YFC, we discourage our members to drink and smoke, but may I ask why? Is it because our members are youth?
Thank you so much for asking us this question. It is true that many have tried to answer this question, and some have tried to reason through technicalities. So in answering this, let us go beyond the technicalities as some would try to argue with.
We discourage young people from getting into this because it is true that things like these can get addictive. An addiction to these can lead to more dangerous situations harmful to ourselves and to others. Young people do often lose control over these situations, leading them to be far into the habit before they realize that it's too late.
BUT MORE THAN ALL THIS, we must first look at the core reason why young people engage themselves in these things. some use it to deal with their problems. Some do it when they're simply bored. Some do it because they want to have fun. If you look at all these reasons, one could still say that there are there are other ways to deal with these situations, other than drinking and smoking. In other words, it is not a good want and even an essential need.
Hope we have answered your question. :)
Thanks and God Bless you!
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