Are there any verses in the Quran about personal protection, any verses that says we need to avoid unnecessary harmful acts?

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Two of the popular verses that comes to mind are Al Baqarah verse 195:

And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good. Source: http://quran.com/2/195

and An Nisa verse 29:

O you who have believed, do not consume one another's wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful. Source: http://quran.com/4/29

Both verses are usually used as the basis for Muslim to refrain from smoking or any other harmful things.

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