How to properly smoke and hold a cigarette: smoker etiquette

Even the ubiquitous health promotion today cannot reduce the number of people who smoke. But most of them are completely unaware that they do not smoke quite according to the rules, thereby harming themselves. Improper smoking is more harmful to the body.

How to properly hold a cigarette

It would seem, what difficulties can arise while smoking?

Just take a cigarette, light it, hold it in your lips, and then inhale. In reality, however, everything is somewhat more complicated, in the process of smoking there are also some rules and features that should be taken into account. If you follow them, you can slightly reduce the damage to your body. In this article, you will learn how to properly hold and smoke a cigarette.

  1. What to do first?

    There is one simple movement that occurs in people who smoke for a long time. Before lighting a cigarette, they either hit the pack in the palm of their hand or lightly hit it on the table to shake the contents. They make the same motion with the cigarette when they take it out of the pack. From the outside, it may look like some kind of obligatory ritual or some kind of nervous habit. But if you ask a smoker why he does it, you will find that in this way he weakens the tobacco, loosening it. The result of this manipulation is the fact that the cigarette is easier to smoke, takes longer and will not be as strong.

    The next step is to figure out how to properly hold the cigarette. To do this, you need to squeeze it at the base of two fingers. It is best to clamp between the index and middle. Then lower the cigarette down.

    It is known that most of the male smokers prefer to pinch their cigarettes with their index fingers and thumbs, thus hiding the smoking goby from others.

    To hide your bad habit, you need to hold the cigarette in the same way, but at the same time bend your fingers towards the palm. Thanks to this, you can make the cigarette less visible in your hand.

    Now let's light a cigarette. This can be done using matches or a lighter. The cigarette should be clamped between the lips and the fire should be brought up to the opposite side. At this point, you need to start drawing air through it. Just like drinking some liquid through a straw - these actions are somewhat similar to each other. The moment you light a fire, wait until the cigarette starts to burn on its own. Without waiting for this, it will simply go out, which is why it needs to be given the opportunity to flare up. The smoldering process of a cigarette should be uniform.

  2. Common ways of smoking

    How to smoke and hold a cigarette properly? There are many different ways. We will share with you those that are used more often than others.

    The main ways of smoking
    1. You should start with this: hold a cigarette between your lips. Hold it with your fingers, set it on fire and inhale the smoke. You shouldn't do this too harshly, or you will get a bad cough
    2. To experience the tobacco flavor, you need to hold the smoke in your mouth for a few seconds to cool it down.
    3. Then the smoke must be exhaled from the mouth. This should be done with slightly compressed lips, as in a kiss.
    4. The entire smoking process should continue until the distance from the filter to the smoldering tobacco is half a centimeter.
    5. Don't forget to shake off the ash. This should be done after every second or third puff. Ashes should be shaken off by holding the cigarette with your thumb and middle finger, knocking closer to its smoldering edge with your index finger.

    The French way of smoking is also common among smokers. It consists in the fact that after a puff, the smoke is exhaled through the mouth, after which it must be inhaled again through the nose.

    In addition, there is also a known method that differs in that the smoke is exhaled through the nose. For example, it happens that a person does not smoke, and literally immediately exhales the smoke without inhaling it into the lungs or holding it in the mouth. So, it barely reaches the lungs.

    If you fall into the trap of bad habits, in particular smoking, you need to learn not only the rules of the process itself, but also the rules of behavior when you want to smoke.

    A person wondering how to start smoking will clearly look awkward during the process. For an aesthetic appearance, you need to try to adhere to smooth movements when pulling and not cough.

  3. What is smoking etiquette and what is it like?

    You have learned how to smoke and hold a cigarette correctly, but this is not enough, it is also important to learn about the informal etiquette of smokers.

    smokers etiquette

    It consists of the following rules:

    1. If you have finished smoking a cigarette, it must be completely extinguished.
    2. Before lighting a cigarette at a party or someone else's car, you should ask permission from the owner of this property or the driver.
    3. It is considered extremely bad manners for a woman to smoke while walking. For men, this is acceptable.
    4. It is not customary to talk with a cigarette in your teeth, blow out the smoke in front of your interlocutor or surrounded by other people.
    5. If you haven't finished smoking and put the cigarette in the ashtray, and it goes out, you shouldn't light it again.
    6. When smoking a cigarette indoors, do not shake ash on the floor. To do this, you need to use an ashtray.
    7. If a woman decides to smoke a cigarette in the presence of a representative of the opposite sex, then the man must bring the light to the cigarette.
    8. If someone asks you to smoke a cigarette from yours, you should know that it is a violation of etiquette, and you can only do this in extreme cases.
  4. What you need to know about smoking?

    1. Never smoke in areas where there are flammable substances.
    2. Smoking on an empty stomach can cause nausea.
    3. Smoking can lead to miscarriage in pregnant women.
    4. Nicotine provokes the onset and exacerbation of ulcers, intestinal colitis and the development of other problems with the digestive tract.
    5. Nicotine poison from smoke often affects the lungs, larynx, esophagus and other organs, causing cancer.
    6. Second-hand smoke is just as dangerous to health as active smoking, especially for people with asthma and heart problems.
    7. Reproductive male and female function directly depends on smoking.
    8. You must not smoke in bed, as the fire from the smoldering cigarette can hit the fabric and start a fire.
    9. Beginners may develop symptoms of nicotine poisoning. Until the moment the body gets used to a bad habit, symptoms can manifest itself as nausea, dizziness and vomiting.
  5. In conclusion

    In this article, we examined in detail how to hold a cigarette and how to smoke it. Whether you become addicted to this bad habit - decide for yourself. Before you start smoking, you should be aware of all the possible health consequences and risks to the body that smoking can provoke in relation to you and your loved ones.