The right equipment or product is essential to enjoying the hobby. Well, what most people overlook is that the accessories can be just as important. Whether you smoke a water pipe, hand pipe, cigar or anything else that requires a flame, having a quality lighter that you can depend on can truly make or break any smoking session. Spend the time researching different brands and don’t be afraid to spend a few extra dollars on a quality lighter that will be sure to work each and every time you expect it to. Here are two of the things to look for when you choose your next lighter.

Fuel source – often times it is suggested to stay away from butane lighters because they impact the taste. However, it depends on what you are using it for. A butane torch can be the perfect lighter for a cigar because it is hot enough to light it evenly. But if you are using it when smoking from a water pipe or hand pipe, butane can taste bad and burn the tobacco or other herbs. Also, investing in refillable lighter can save you money in the long run.

Windproof – where you plan to do a majority of your smoking will determine if you need to buy a windproof lighter. If you only smoke a cigar when you’re on the golf course, you’ll probably benefit from a windproof lighter. But if you do most of your smoking in the comfort of the indoors, you may not need that feature.

Top Lighter Brands

  • Bic
  • Zippo
  • Vector
  • Colibri

Smokey News in Fort Lauderdale carries a full line of the best butane lighters and best refillable lighters on the market. Whatever type of smoking that you enjoy, Smokey News has the accessories you need to make your experience that much better. To see the different brands of smoking accessories that they carry, visit