Airports can be frustrating places for smokers.
Throw away your lighter? keep it on you and hope they don’t confiscate it? hunt around for a smoking room or not? wonder if the airport has a smoking room? try to find the smoking room or not?
Airports in china were particularly picky. no lighters get through security – none.
But, a little moment of joy was had when I noticed the “free lighters” available when exiting the airport at the destination.
It makes for a good user experience without much cost to the airport. All the airports have to do is move the confiscated lighters from departures to arrivals, and you have happy smokers – ready to chuff away to their heart’s content as soon as they leave the airport.