Myth: Social smoking is harmless


Fact: Any level of smoking, even a drag here and there, is dangerous and can lead to health problems and a stronger addiction.  Some people claim that they are not addicted to nicotine as they only have a cigarette now and then or drags off their mates.  However, nicotine is so highly addictive that even an occasional habit is hard to break. If you associate a particular social scene with smoking then usually you will crave a drag whenever you are in that same scene.  Even low level smoking has health consequences, and if you are a social smoker you will also be danger of inhaling second hand smoke.  If you have been a former smoker then it can only take one drag to send you back on the cigarettes.