I know that this has been addressed before on this site, but I could not relate to any of the prior post… So here it goes. I’m 17 and was Baptized and Confirmed last night, about an hour afterwards I smoked a cigarette. I started smoking when things got rough in my life, my parents were going through a divorce and I saw it as stress reliever. Please I know it is an unhealthy habit, but I also drink cokes and I’m probably more addicted to them then I am cigarettes and they are unhealthy as well. My parents know I smoke, they have both smoked since their early teens, they do not care that I smoke (they neither approve or disapprove). The last thing is, I know it against the law, but so is speeding and jaywalking, and I do 5 over all the time and have been known to jaywalk at times. I guess my question is, Is it a mortal or venial sin. I would think that it is venial, I’m not smoking to damage my health, I do it a stress reliever. I also don’t smoke 3 or 4 packs a day, a pack will last me a good two days.
How do yall see the situation.