To be honest, I can't say that this really bothers me. I am tired of seeing cigarette butts everywhere, particularly when there is an ashtray to place the butts in not two feet away! Myself, I go to the beach to swim, look for beach glass, or just relax.
No the two are intertwined as the smoker flicks his/her still burning cigarette butt onto the sand and sidewalk where folk are walking barefoot trying to enjoy a day in the sun at the beach and they do not pick it up when they stroll away.
I know that, but the smokers are the ones littering. If they want to smoke, pick up after yourself. It's no different than throwing a candy bar wrapper on the ground. I don't want to go to the beach and walk over other people's cigarette butts.
....yes, Smoke Butts or Candy Wrappers. Ban them all!!! Anything that can be littered on a beach
should be banned. In for a penny, in for a pound. Go hard or go home, etc...& I'm not picking on
Seriously though. Either ban cigarettes outright, or accept some of the things that go along with
collecting the tax dollars. I'm all for banning smoking outright, & I smoke!!! I'm just tired of the
whining. My quiting wouldn't stop others from whining.
The only answer here is to ban smoking, & all tobacco products outright. Take the loss in taxes
and divide that up evenly upon all Canadians to top up the government coffers missing revenue.
Done deal....& hopefully no complaints.
Me too. It has no place in our world other than spiritual for real North Americans.
I always.... ALWAYS extinguish my butts after smoking. Every single one since I started smoking, I make sure they're no longer lit in anyway and no smoke is coming from them.
As a recent example, where I live now, I drop my cig by my foot, I stomp it and twist my foot to put it out, then I pick it up with my fingers and touch the burnt area to ensure no heat is present to make sure it is actually out, then I toss it in the bin.
When I was at the beach, I bend down and snuff out the butt in the sand, then check with my fingers to make sure it is out, then toss it in the nearest bin.
They way you explain it, you make it sound like ALL smokers are evil and have no issues with flicking their lit butt into the eye of some little kid as they pass by, or deliberately flick them into the path of people's bare feet to burn them out of some sadistic pleasure.
And due to how strict the laws are here in Australia with littering and how serious they take brush fires & how dangerous they are here, I keep doing the above and making sure my butts are out, as I don't want to be the person known to have burned all of Melbourne to the ground..... frig, I just got here, that wouldn't be a good first impression.
Smoking isn't intertwined with littering anymore then any other activity is with littering.
Back before I moved, I've seen way too many times on my way to the bus stop someone had taken an entire grocery bag of garbage from their car in the parking lot and just dumped it all onto the ground from their car door or window, when 5 feet away on the sidewalk was a garbage bin they could have tossed it into. Cans of pop, McDonald's bags & cups, snot rags, etc.... all tossed along the ground.
Should I say those products are all intertwined with littering?
Littering involves laziness on the individual with the product they have in their possession they no longer want.
Sadly it is not. A visit to any park or beach will show that it is accurate.
While I commend you on you're outstanding efforts, you are the exception in my experience. Most people just toss em. Usually put them out but not when in the car. Out the window they go and not another thought of them.
While I doubt the malevolence, it's common practice here in Toronto. Though I have to say to those frolicking and running about freely barefoot in the grass, quit playing around in my dog's toilet.
Good on you Mick Dundee,
but few here are as excited as you about keeping your habit from spoiling everyone's environment. Sure you can get some heat by flicking your butt at the park ranger in the dry season, but in places like Toronto most of the trees have been cut down and frankly there are just a lot of people who would be glad to watch old El Toro burn down. Though we are blessed with an experienced and dedicated fire department that will charge a 6 alarm fire to save on long distance rates the mad bastards.
It totally is.
Now they charge 5 cents for a plastic bag here so most people just put litter in the fancy bins they installed everywhere. It's almost fun!
Well yeah, except the cans of pop. They never last long on the ground as there is an army of poor but able old folks who totally work at recycling. They get a nickle per can or something and they walk around with buggy loads of them taking them into the beer stores to get the money. All tax free income! Ha, what is it they say about old age and treachery?
Smokers is some lazy mofos dawg.