I'm not sure. But my grandpa smokes and idk it's like cigarettes have this smell to me like it just feels good and I just want to try it.
Which ones would you recommend?
I mean I haven't smoked a Non-menthol cigarette in years, so I couldn't help you there. But as far as they go Marlboro has Reds, Golds, and Silvers being, full flavored (Red), mellow or light (Golds) and ultra-light (Silvers) depending on what you think you'd enjoy. Then there's Camels (Blues or Filters) Filters being a more full flavored, and blues being more of a light, then you have cheaper brands like Basic, L&M, Pall-Mall, etc. There's literally a billion different options.
As far as Menthol goes, (eFlow you're about to hate me for it) I smoke Newport soft pack. It's just what I've smoked for years, I couldn't tell you why. Would I recommend a newport as a first square that someone smokes? Probably not. Marlboro has some good menthols, which again are Marlboro Menthol, Menthol Light, and Menthol Ultra-Light, just like non-menthol. Camel has some decent menthols, they come with a ball in the filter which you can crush with your fingers and roll to activate a stronger menthol, but I've never liked them. I also smoke Kool which is a real mellow menthol, and less harsh than a Newport and Basic Menthol.
Then you have shit like American Spirit, which is suppose to be organic tobacco or some shit, but I've never tried them nor do I want to. Overall, it's up to you, I'm just giving you some info.
Edit: And don't smoke 100's, you hear someone call them man-sized you ask them why Virginia Slim's don't come in shorts.