i've come the british way
willow twig ( pretty nothing tastewise )
light from a candle or fire
tilt at about 15 deg so the tips down and allows the flame to crawl up and create a broad flame
three four good drags will get the sucker lit and a few more after to ensure its taken ..
an puff across to take the edges off and make a round end after a few minutes and its all good
grab a glass of your favourite liquor ( i'm a cognac or scotch fan ) enjoy!