So I just realised something today while reading the Word of Wisdom. For the things from which we are to abstain, the Lord gives reasoning for why should abstain. However, he gives different reasons for each item.
He tells us strong drinks are not good for the belly, but we can use them to wash our bodies. He tells us that tobacco is not for the belly or the body, but can be used to treat bruises. He tells us that hot drinks are not for the belly or the body.
With the way the Word of Wisdom is taught and treated today, you’d think the Lord treated them all equally.