Would smoking a pipe have ANY negative effects on me?

Patient

Q: Good morning, I am a 19 year old male. Very physically active, eat well, not over weight and have been told I am perfectly healthy sense I can remember. I have never smoked anything, drank any alcohol or any of that. So my question is, would there be ANY negative effects in a smoking a pipe (not marijuana or anything like that) every once in a while? maybe once or month or every other month? Thank you.

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Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
I understand your concern.
First of all i would like to appreciate you for maintaining such a good health and keeping yourself away from addictions.
I will not advise you at all to smoke pipe even once. The reason behind this is that these things have a very high addiction potential. You won't even come to know when you have got addicted to this.
I have a lot patients fighting with lung cancer and lung problems because they just smoked for a trial in peer pressure and gradually got addicted and progressively got problems.
I would strongly advise you to keep your self away from these things.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
Stay Healthy.

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