Funny you bring up cigarette manipulation today. Just last week I did a show and was going through my old clips and holders to find a billiard ball dropper and ran across all of my old cigarette droppers, clips, etc. I mused about the bans on smoking and how an act of cigarette manipulation might be controversial to some nowadays. My children had not seen an actual album, you know 33-1/3 rpm, until recently and it makes me wonder if sometime in the future kids will ask just what a cigarette is and what do you do with them. I used to do cigarette manipulation regularly, both stage and close up ala Slydini, although I never smoked anything other than an occassional cigar. My how times change!