The Smoker’s Wife

I enjoy reading Hamodia.

I read the letter in which a woman expresses her angst about her husband’s smoking. Now, I’m not a posek. However, I wonder, since she signed her name, it really may be lashon hara against her husband, albeit unwittingly committed.

Name Withheld

Thank you for your letter. Because of the very point you mention, as well as the extreme sensitivities of the matter, we allowed the letter writer to use a pseudonym when signing her letter. We regret not indicating that this was not her real name. – Ed.