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LDS Has Long Forbid Hot Coffee And Cigarettes. But What About Iced Lattes And Vaping?


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called the Mormon church, has long had guidelines against consuming tobacco and hot drinks — specifically hot coffee and tea. Recently, the church issued some clarifications on those guidelines as technology and trends change the way people use the forbidden products.

In the August issue of its New Era youth magazine, the LDS church published an article entitled “Vaping, Coffee, Tea, and Marijuana: Clearing up Word of Wisdom confusion.” The Word of Wisdom is part of the church’s gospel that pertains to physical health, including topics like use of prescription and illegal drugs and consumption of fruits, vegetables and meat.

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