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Do you think throwing your cigarette butt out the car window is considered littering??

Ken 2009/05/12 21:00:32
It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
It's no biggie, they're tiny,  besides - they stink and I don't want my car to smell
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http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/31155

Cigarette butts kill millions of animals, fish and birds
Donna Williams July 03, 2007This June, a recent article in one of our newspapers, The Age, entitled "Smoking might be a choice, but what to do about the bunch of tossers choosing to pollute?" shocked me with its findings.

240 million cigarette butts a year are washed down storm water drains and end up in Melbourne’s water ways and finally Port Phillip Bay. They are part of the 7.2 billion cigarette butts tossed in Australia each year, part of an estimated 4.5 TRILLION cigarette butts tossed world wide which end up in waterways and oceans, leaking traces of 4000 toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke and take 12 years to decompose.



These are estimated to kill millions of animals, fish and birds each year. Just a little cigarette, huh? Victorian tax payers here in Australian will now finance the $1.2 million dollar “Don’t Be a Tosser” campaign aimed at the 18% of smokers in this state. If smoking is all about choice, we must also consider the choices do we have about our wildlife, waterways and the life reliant on these
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  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2009/05/12 21:10:35
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +9
    It is ABSOLUTELY littlering. The earth is not your ash tray. (And this from a smoker!)

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  • AmmoLou 2009/05/13 21:55:23
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    AmmoLou
    Out here in Nv many of the wildfires started from people doing just that!
  • Iamfree 2009/05/13 21:54:17
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    Iamfree
    +1
    Of course it's littering, and in fire prone areas, it's dangerous too.
  • Nettie 2009/05/13 12:56:09
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    Nettie
    +2
    Put it in an astray or something.
  • Spaxol 2009/05/13 10:48:37
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    Spaxol
    +3
    Its discusting to see all of the cigarette butts littering the side of the roads. It just shows that people are pigs
  • Tsi-na 2009/05/13 06:29:45
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    Tsi-na
    +3
    not to mention a fire hazard. We don't have a problem with that this year, but in the last few years have had a drought, and cigarette butts were the cause of a couple of major fires they think.
  • boddleblonde 2009/05/13 06:26:48
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    boddleblonde
    +4
    Of course it's littering. That's what ash trays are for.
    Being a smoker, I NEVER throw 'em out, makes no sense to me.
  • Scars Remain (aka Vicki) 2009/05/13 02:44:00
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    Scars Remain (aka Vicki)
    +2
    What's worse than litter? The possible fires that are started due to this bad habit. I have even included a story of a baby badly burned due to a passing motorist throwing out his/her cig and it finding its way into the seat of a four month old child.
    Some places it is illegal as well, best know which places or you may end up with a hefty fine.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/smo...
    http://www.lowellsun.com/toda...
    http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/r...
  • a 2009/05/12 22:45:48
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    a
  • 477777 2009/05/12 22:29:32 (edited)
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    477777
    +5
    It is obvious that most smokers don't think so!
  • herb 2009/05/12 22:21:03
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    herb
    +5
    If you've ever ridden your bike down a freeway and saw it the gutters the hundreds of butts that don't decompose, you'd agree it was littering.
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2009/05/12 22:19:54
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +6
    Lazy asses. I hate people who litter, and I hate smoking. I remember once at one of my soccer games a little kid found a cigarette butt on the ground and stuck it in her mouth.
  • tina 2009/05/12 21:45:25
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    tina
    +4
    its called an ash try-----use it!!!!
  • it's your dime 2009/05/12 21:44:27
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    it's your dime
    +4
    stop killing your self
  • Yukkione "In Science We Trust" 2009/05/12 21:28:08
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    Yukkione "In Science We Trust"
    +6
    it's a big deal because it's one of the leading cause of wild fires. (happens all the time here in Florida)
  • connie (in name only) BN-0 2009/05/12 21:21:33
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    connie (in name only) BN-0
    +3
    The police in the U.S. will fine you for it. And it isn't just about pollution; it is also about fires.
  • celticdragonfly 2009/05/12 21:11:07
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    celticdragonfly
    +3
    It is really ,really, really bad for the environment. I smoke, but never, ever throw them out the window. It amazes me how people that wouldn't think of throwing a gum wrapper on the ground have no problem with a cigarette butt!
  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2009/05/12 21:10:35
    It IS, and it's about time smokers stopped doing it.
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    +9
    It is ABSOLUTELY littlering. The earth is not your ash tray. (And this from a smoker!)
  • bye 2009/05/12 21:05:14

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