R.J. Reynolds Compliment - If you won't (or Can't) Quit
As someone who quit smoking after 20 years, I'm not writing this to promote the habit, but to make smokers aware of an alternative cigarette available most people don't know about. Eclipse cigarettes made by RJ Reynolds look and smoke like any common brand. The unique exception is they don't burn the tobacco, they just heat it. There is a rod that glows red running throughout the cig that keeps the tobacco smoking.
The biggest advantage is since you're not directly burning the cigarette, it is far less a health hazard ( HOWEVER, NO CIGARETTE IS HEALTHY!!). It also never ashes, so not only is it cleaner, it doesn't make you smell like smoke either. Their only drawback is they are a tad hard to light in the wind and may take a couple to get use to since they take slightly more draw.
Considering the pluses: less health risk, no ash mess, no smoke smell all over you, and since no burning embers, less of any fire hazard. When they first cam out a couple years ago, I could find them locally. I don't believe enough people were aware of them and some stores didn't sell enough to keep ordering them.
If you are not ready to quit YET, see if you can find them and try a pack. They are about the same price as any label brand not on sale. If not, you can get a number to order them and more info at http://www.eclipse.rjrt.com.
I did finally quit, and if you're ready too, go to bravosmokes.com and get that system. I'll write about them later. If not, Eclipses are a great step down in tobacco hazards till you are. I smoked them for two years and ever missed my original brand, Newports, which happen to be one of the worse cigarettes for you.
I know more people would switch if they just knew about them, and in my opinion, is the next best thing to quitting.