"Some men smoke a cigarette like they are holding a pearl necklace."
It means that they wave it like they have a pearl necklace in their hands and are showing it off. And the white of the cigarette looks like the white of the pearls.
I get it, I don't know if you do. But maybe you will.
Copyright 2013 Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 07 05 2013 at: www.themilwaukeeandwisconsinnews.blogspot.com