posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 10:38 AM
This is a pretty obvious suggestion, so I'm sure you've already thrown it out for some reason or other, but you could always use just a regular
cigarette without inhaling. And it's also possible to "partially inhale," where you don't breathe the smoke in all the way to your lungs but you
can still blow it out your nose--disgusting, yes, but it adds to the realism.
Like I said, I'm sure you've already thrown this idea out, but regular cigarettes are more readily available than prop smokes I'm sure.
Edit to add: I don't want to sound like I'm trying to advocate smoking in any way, shape, or form, just a suggestion.
Also, you may want to consider rewriting the script to eliminate the smoking if possible--sometimes it's necessary, sometimes it's superfluous--or
possibly play with different camera angles to just make it look like the actor is smoking, even though they aren't. Maybe have shots that just show
them about to take a drag, or ashing their cigarette--things that imply smoking but not actually doing it.
Good luck though, regardless.
[edit on 11/16/2006 by MCory1]