Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib ji, the 9th Guru of the Sikhs had dissuaded & stopped the Malwa region of Punjab from planting tobacco. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, with His visionary mind and foresight, seeing it’s widespread ill-effects issued strict orders against consumption of tobacco. People who would smoke were called ‘Kurehtias’ or wrong-doers. We have seen examples and remarks of experts on the damaging effects of tobacco on the physical level but tobacco’s greatest attack is on the soul or spirit. It is a sin to consume tobacco, spiritually as well.