You can use ask Siri to set a timer by something like “Set a timer for 30 minutes”. You can activate Siri either by long-pressing the home button or the middle button of the EarPod.
Smoking near an Apple computer is not covered by warranty including AppleCare. This would probably cover all Apple devices because as per the company statement, "Nicotine is on OSHA's list of hazardous substances and Apple would not require an employee to repair anything deemed hazardous to their health." [more...]