Hi, Sharon. A cigarette burn can be easy to repair or quite difficult. It depends on whether the change of color is just in the finish or into the wood. Usually, cigarette burns are just in the finish but it is difficult to tell without seeing it. If it is just in the finish, you should be able to find a local furniture finish repairman that can handle this relatively cheaply. Check your phone book for companies like Guardsman that do this commercially. You probably could do it yourself but you may get into color blending issues and finishing take some experience. What you do not want to do is start with a bunch of sanding that will make the job harder. If you just have to refinish a small area after sanding just the area involved and color matching, you can probably just spray it with lacquer and get a quick, seamless repair but again this takes some experience to match the shine and color. Start with your phone book.