JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
In the entire invento-sphere of things crying out for suitable invention, this "innovation" in smoking is surely not one of them. Perhaps if you needed an additional bit of strangeness in developing the quirkyness of an impossible boss for a character in a movie--someone who needed to be able to be free of the responsibility of flicking the ashes from their ciggie as they screamed at a subordinate, or a cook using the device to free up both hands while preparing a meal, or etc.--then I guess this invention could be part of the genius of a role. Beyond that, I don't know...particularly if there was a smoke-in-bed version.
Perhaps the downfall of such a device is seen in the eyes of the model, which are transfixed on the ashes in her nose tray. Maybe the settling of the ashes two inches from your nose would be a hypnotic event, altering the wearer's sense of place and attention, giving you poor vision, and a certain sense of smoky sullenness.