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The Catholic Church with Regard to a Family at Risk from Cigarette SmokeFamily is the value of particular people, societies, the world and the Church. Smoking of tobacco is one among numerous threats to functions of families. The threat afflicts human physical, mental and spiritual health as well as his environment suffering from being forced to passive smoking. The problem of smoking also concerns interpersonal relations and it disturbs sexual and procreative, tutelary-educational and economical functions. Smoking parents do not take into account their child’s well-being, health and the conditions for his or her development. They frequently give priority to their own pleasures over the child’s needs. They expose their child to the threat of the loss of health or even life and set a poor example to follow. Smoking of tobacco violates the Fifth Commandment (‘thou shalt not kill’ [You shall not murder]) and the Commandment of Love; it is a sin against God, other person and smokers themselves. The Catholic Church does not act indifferent about such behaviour. It encourages us in bearing testimony to our own lives, to be an example of behaviour free from addiction, by religious instruction lessons, sermons, retreats, courses for fiancées and fiancés and TV and radio broadcasts. In the time of struggling of our freedom and enslavement, it is good to notice, appreciate and utilize the potentiality of the Roman Catholic Church.
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