If you are a smoker, then you have probably thought about trying to blow smoke rings at some point. You may have even tried to blow the rings and then found out that it was a little more difficult than you thought it would be. Try as you might, the only thing that you could get to happen was a stream of smoke, along with some frustration. Blowing smoke rings isn't easy when you first try it, but with a little bit of practice, you should be able to do it.
When you are practicing blowing smoke rings, you are going to want to use cigarettes or cigars that have tightly packed tobacco. In most cases, you will find that the cigars have tobacco packed perfectly for blowing smoke rings. It is richer and thicker than you would find with a light cigarette and is more easily held in the mouth. If you have cigars or cigarettes that are not packed as tightly, you can pack them tighter yourself by tapping on the mouth end.
When you are ready with your tightly packed cigar, light it with your butane lighter, making sure that the entire end is lit properly so that you can take a drag more easily. When the end is lit, and after you have taken a few puffs to ensure that the smoke flows freely, you will want to take a large drag. Hold the smoke in your mouth at the top of your throat, you don't want to inhale.
With the smoke at the top of your throat, you next want to push your tongue down toward your bottom lip. Then, form your mouth into the shape of an "O", as though you were going to sing "ooh", and not "oh". Make sure that you keep the shape as wide as possible for when you start to push the smoke. Next, start pushing the smoke forward in short puffs and silently say "uh" with your mouth. When the smoke escapes from your mouth, you will find that it forms smoke rings.
Blowing smoke rings takes some practice and a bit of technique as well. You will find mastering blowing smoke rings will take some time, but the effect is worth the effort if you are already a smoker. It makes for a great party trick when your friends are over and is a slick addition to any aficionado's repertoire.