How often can i smoke without negitive sideaffects?!

Question: How often can i smoke without negitive sideaffects?
i was wondering, if one is a social smoker, how often can one smoke without getting bad teeth, becoming addicted, and having health issues?
what is the best type of cig?
i know there are always side affects! i am asking about when smoking socially, how often is it possible without to many side affects, ( and dont give me never because personally i know i dont get addicted from one cigg.)


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I wont preach since I smoked for over 30 years but I do know the benifits when you do stop. Even if you are doing it social all the listed things happen to you.
Benefits of Quitting:
20 minutes - Your blood pressure, pulse rate, and the temperature of your hands and feet will all return to normal.
8 hours - Remaining nicotine in your bloodstream will have fallen to 6.25% of normal peak daily levels, a 93.25% reduction.
12 hours - Your blood oxygen level will have increased to normal and carbon monoxide levels will have dropped to normal.
24 hours - Anxieties peak in intensity and within two weeks should return to near pre-cessation levels.
48 hours - Damaged nerve endings have started to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal. Cessation anger and irritability peaks.
72 hours - Your entire body will test 100% nicotine-free and over 90% of all nicotine metabolites (the chemicals it breaks down into) will now have passed from your body via your urine. Symptoms of chemical withdrawal have peaked in intensity, including restlessness. The number of cue induced crave episodes experienced during any quitting day will peak for the "average" ex-user. Lung bronchial tubes leading to air sacs (alveoli) are beginning to relax in recovering smokers. Breathing is becoming easier and the lungs functional abilities are starting to increase.
5 - 8 days - The "average" ex-smoker will encounter an "average" of three cue induced crave episodes per day. Although we may not be "average" and although serious cessation time distortion can make minutes feel like hours, it is unlikely that any single episode will last longer than 3 minutes. Keep a clock handy and time them.
10 days - The "average ex-user is down to encountering less than two crave episodes per day, each less than 3 minutes.
10 days to 2 weeks - Recovery has likely progressed to the point where your addiction is no longer doing the talking. Blood circulation in our gums and teeth are now similar to that of a non-user.
2 to 4 weeks - Cessation related anger, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, impatience, insomnia, restlessness and depression have ended. If still experiencing any of these symptoms get seen and evaluated by your physician.
21 days - Brain acetylcholine receptor counts up-regulated in response to nicotine's presence have now down-regulated and receptor binding has returned to levels seen in the brains of non-smokers.
2 weeks to 3 months - Your heart attack risk has started to drop. Your lung function is beginning to improve.
3 weeks to 3 months - Your circulation has substantially improved. Walking has become easier. Your chronic cough, if any, has likely disappeared.
1 to 9 months - Any smoking related sinus congestion, fatigue or shortness of breath have decreased. Cilia have regrown in your lungs thereby increasing their ability to handle mucus, keep your lungs clean, and reduce infections. Your body's overall energy has increased.
1 year - Your excess risk of coronary heart disease has dropped to less than half that of a smoker.
5 to 15 years - Your risk of stroke has declined to that of a non-smoker.
10 years - Your risk of death from lung cancer has declined by almost half if you were an average smoker (one pack per day). Your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus has now decreased.
13 years - Your risk of smoking induced tooth loss has declined to that of a never-smoker (2006 study).
15 years - Your risk of coronary heart disease is now that of a person who has never smoked.
20 years - Female excess risk of death from all smoking related causes, including lung disease and cancer, has now reduced to that of a never-smoker (2008 study).

Menthal's are probably the best to smoke if you don't want to get addicted, after that, the ones with the lowest nicotine content (i.e. 1's, 2's) but everone is different as far as how easily they get addicted. as far as the bad teath, if you brush and floss regularly and only smoke a few cigarettes on the weekend, you should be fine. If you are worried about this, your dentist can give you teeth bleach, so you can use that on the weekend when your smoking.

Health issues are a tricky one, as it is once again on your particular body, but if I were a social smoker, I would hope a packet to last about a month, no less. This is not scientific, but just my opinion.

Not much at all.

Because tobacco is highly addictive. Worse than heroin or cocaine.…

When I was 12 years old, I smoked a couple of cigarettes daily for perhaps 3 days. I am convinced that little bit caused me to become addicted to nicotine. I was fortunate enough to be able to quit 19 years later when I was up to 2 & 1/2 packs a day. But I consider myself lucky because a lot of people continue to smoke until it kills them.

My strong advice is don't ever start or experiment with smoking.

Smoke a lot of Menthol cigarettes preferably 2+ packs a day.

My lungs

smoking will always give negative sideaffects

I'm answering based on you being determined to socially smoke & can not be talked out of this decision.

It's my guess that 1-2 cigarettes per week but never in the same day or days in a row.
Smoking back to back would be too many toxins for your body in one day. Smoking consecutive days of the week, especially on a weekly basis is too dangerously close to addiction. Especially if prone to addiction. The cilia in your lungs (the "cleaners") will be paralyzed well into 20 minutes past your cigarette. You would not want to do this to your lungs more than once a week, but I think twice a week is still recoverable. At this rate, you would be harming your lungs 52-104 times a year, per year of social smoking. After the cigarette, excuse yourself to the rest room to rinse your mouth with water followed by a swish of mouthwash that you brought w/ you in a travel size.
I prefer to roll my own with "American Spirit" tobacco that has no added chemicals. They make no claims of being a "healthier" cigarette, but my switch from processed cigarettes to this brand did decrease my cigarette cravings to 1/4 of what I had smoked. I get a rich tobacco flavor w/o the chemical taste. But this requires time learning to roll. They do have a pre-made package but that tastes & smokes a little different & is not as pleasurable to me. The good part is that they do self extinguish pretty quickly and need to be re-lit. This means that the people you are around are not sitting in front of a continually burning cigarette, your one smoke lasts longer, you smoke at your pace, and you are not tempted to light up & smoke more cigarettes by rationalizing "I didn't really smoke that one, most of it burned up by itself."
If you have a genetic predisposition to any form of cancer caused by any of the components of tobacco, then you will "activate" that gene no matter how little you smoke. Quite a gamble to take to be "sociable." I'm not even concerned about the nicotine. It's the tar that coats, remains & accumulates in the lungs that is the major hazard by letting the dangerous chemicals lay there & ooze into your lungs over time. It's a risk I learned of AFTER I started. I I did begin "socially." Please reconsider & find a more socially appealing way to socialize.

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