If you must smoke at all, why not do so in style? Cigarette lighters, cigarette holders, and cigarette cases help you light up with panache.
Cigarette cases are often metal, hinged cases designed to store cigarettes in small amounts and keep them fresh, especially when traveling. Cigarettes are kept from falling out of their cases by a spring-loaded retaining arm.
Cigarette cases these days, however, have since evolved into more than storage cases. They have morphed into accessories that enhance the personality of the smoker carrying them. In fact, cigarette cases have become as much a status symbol as watches, mobile phones, and jackets.
Variety in Cigarette Cases
A range of cigarette cases are currently available in the market. There are varieties made to fit any gender, age, and personality. Cigarette cases normally hold up to 18 cigarettes, though that number differs with each case. Most cases are shallow enough to store only one row or half a pack of cigarettes. Cigarette cases can fit both filtered and unfiltered cigarettes.
Nowadays, cigarette cases are created from any material, with metal being the most popular. There are now cigarette cases made of materials such as gold, silver, brass, chrome, leather, aluminum, canvass, and even plastic.
Cigarette cases sport designs ranging from famous artwork to famous people, cartoon characters to landscapes. For a more personal touch, some people commission embossed designs on their cigarette cases. Engravings are also very popular with metal cigarette cases. Customized designs and patterns are often available upon request.
Cigarette Cases in Fashion
Though both genders use cigarette cases, they are more popular with women. Cigarette cases can be a fashion statement. Many have been designed as purses to match outfits, mainly made from velvet, PVC, and leather. Men, on the other hand, often stick to the classic metal cigarette case.
Cigarette Cases and Business
Cigarette cases are popularly used by companies whose main clientèle are smokers. Cigarette lighter manufacturers like Zippo and Bic have their own line of cigarette cases, often matching their cigarette lighters. Liquor companies like Jack Daniels and Johnny Walker have long since produced their own line of cigarette cases, too. Even Playboy magazine has also tapped into the revenue brought about by cigarette cases.
Cigarette Cases and the Non-Smoker
From a non-smoker’s point of view, cigarette cases can also be very useful. Instead of using it to store cigarettes, it may be used to keep a multitude of other things. Techie people have found cigarette cases to be very useful in housing tiny, sensitive devices like PCMCIA and Compact Flash cards because they keep dust and dirt away from the connectors.
Cigarette cases are also cool alternatives to wallets or purses. You can carry cash and coins, credit cards, and identification cards in them. They can help you prevent the unwanted bending of items when you carry them around in your pocket.