You can argue that there is two type of social smokers. 'A', being the one who bums cigarettes off other people at parties because they don't buy their own. Whether they are trying to fit in or not, who knows, but you have to wonder why they even bother.
The other type (B), would be the type of social smoker that enjoys the added buzz they get when drinking or smoking marijuana with friends. These social smokers buy their own cigarettes. They are people who smoke little cigarettes, so they enjoy one when chilling with friends that smoke a lot. They don't feel they need to smoke to fit in or be accepted, but do it not to be left out when their friends go outside.
Note that social smokers are far from being addicted to cigarettes. Its easy to tell if somebody is a social or a chain smoker. Social smokers know its bad for them (just like a chain smoker does) but they never feel the NEED for a smoke (minus the times they are drunk or high and want the added buzz)
Joe : "Wooow! Here comes Craig looking to bum another cigarette."
Brad : "He is trying to fit in again."
Joe : "Well he isn't getting one of mine, frigging cheap ass."
Brad : "He gives true social smokers a bad name."
Joe : "Yeah he doesn't know what he is doing, if he isn't careful he will get addicted. At least Chad knows his stuff."
Social Smoker B
Joe : "Oh look here comes Chad!"
Brad : "Sweet, I was wondering when he was going to join us for a smoke."
Joe : "Same here, and unlike Craig he has his own."
Chad : "I had a feeling I'd find you guys out here."
Brad : "Haha you know it!"
Joe : "You finally decided to join us eh?"
Chad : "Well I haven't talked to you guys all night so I thought I'd come have a smoke, chat with you guys and to feel a better buzz"
Brad : Damn right Chad, thats the difference between you and Craig. You do it for the right reasons."
Chad : "Haha, yeah! Oh, and no worries, I have my own"
Joe : "Damn right buddy."
Could be someone who likes to take pictures smoking just so they can post it on facebook so people think they actually smoke.
Heather: ''You smoke?''
Brandon: ''Only on the weekends like at parties and stuff...Im like a social smoker!''
They know smoking is bad, but do it anyway from time to time at social gatherings, i.e. clubs and bars, just to fit in and seem "cool".
They produce the opposite effect.
Real smokers and non-smokers alike, know these people are just losers who can't fit in with the crowd so they have to copy others to do so.
Plus they never buy their own packs because they're too cheap, so they beg around for cigarettes, and most of them just puff.
John : "Meh.. who cares, he's just trying to impress"
Bob : "What? The ash tray? He looks like a penis"
John : "Yea well, he's not getting any cigs from me"
Bob : "Cheap ass social smoker ; we should beat his ass to death with a carton of smokes"
John : "Ok, hand me the burrito"