Haven't tried it with a cigarette (not a smoker). I was able to start a spark with rolled brown paper. White paper must have reflected too much light. Taking it camping with some young boys. they should have fun trying to start a fire.
Works great. We tried it at 6 in the evening with the late afternoon sun as it was setting and it worked to start a fire. Very useful tool.
Drove sooo long. 2. 5 months... Waiting for the sun :)
It looks like the picture I have not tested it out yet