Pope St. Pius X one day called a bunch of bad priests into his office. He offered them each a cigar. They refused saying they so not partake in such vices. He replied that since these priests partook of every vice there was, smoking must not be one!
See also our other article on Pope Benedict XIV, Pope Benedict XIV and Snuff.
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