Can you use a comma before using 'due to' if they information is non-essential?


I would say that you can if you would pause there when speaking the sentence out loud, but generally, I would not.
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). This explains why Tom smokes since it calms his nerves, due to the constant nagging from his mother.

This sentence is badly constructed. It means that the nagging enables the smoking to calm his nerves. You need something like: This explains why Tom smokes. It calms his nerves, which are often on edge due to the constant nagging by his mother.

Today's picnic is, due to the weather, cancelled.

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