How To: Write a smoking character.
I’ve noticed a few people write about their characters smoking, but it takes about one sentence to realize the person behind this character isn’t too knowledgeable about smoking cigarettes in general. It’s one thing to write what you see on film, and another thing completely to write what you know.
Like, did you know that there are three ways people typically smoke? Bet you didn’t! So I am going to give you a little bit of a run-down on the ways to smoke so you don’t feel so out of the loop with your character the next time they light up!
First let’s identify the three types of smoking, because I’m sure you were just thinking inhale/exhale. But there are ways of doing that guys! There is the full inhale, the suck and inhale, and the suck and blow. These aren’t the official names for them, they are just what I use to describe them, so if you have other names for them feel free to use them instead!
The Full Inhale
The Suck And Inhale
The Suck and Blow
Anyway, I hope this guide helped a little bit and from here you can figure out what kind of smoker your character is before you have them puffing away on a cancer stick!