I have some plasma arc candle lighters, so thought I'd Ike a regular type lighter in the plasma arc style. And this Dechi Waterproof Arc Lighter works great! I'm not a smoker, but if I were it would work great for that. I just wanted it on hand for things where the long neck candle lighters aren't practical. The plasma arc lighters are much safer than a regular flame lighter, with less chance for accidentally starting a fire. This one has a sturdy, waterproof exterior and just feels like good quality in your hand. I'd definitely recommend it!