One of the most important and useful accessories for smokers is the cigarette holder. Cigarette holders are generally used by smokers to prevent smokers' lips from touching the cigarette and keeping their hands clean. A cigarette holder is tubular with a wide end for receiving the filtered end of the cigarette. The other end is narrow and is contoured to be held with the lips and clamped in place with the teeth if desired. Cigarette holders for unfiltered cigarettes are also available.

There are many kinds of cigarette holder and cigarette lighters and cigarette cases. And like boxes and lighters, they are made to add to the personality of the holder. The various materials used to make cigarette holders include wood, ivory, ebony, teak and precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum.

To enhance the beauty and style of cigarette holders, they are sometimes surrounded by diamonds or other precious stones or have hand-sculpted embossing.

Some cigarette holders come with a manual exhaust system where the used part of the cigarette is pushed out manually. Many modern cigarette holders come with a cigarette filter system that may include an acetate or charcoal based filter. In addition, disposable filters also come with flavors that can range from menthol to cherry. The use of acetate filters has recently come into question because they are said to be carcinogenic (carcinogenic).

A very famous type of cigarette holder is the telescopic variety. The telescopic or retractable cigarette holder is mostly used by female smokers and is also used to complete the 'Diva' look of many celebrities. Many male smokers also prefer this type of cigarette holder if it is designed for multiple 'macho' parameters. Many manufacturers offer a variety of such cigarette holders.

Many high-profile cigarette manufacturers have their own range of custom-made cigarette holders, and these are in high demand by discerning smokers.

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