Smokers make me sick

Not necessarily because of their nasty habit and my having to breathe in their second-hand smoke, but because of the cavalier, thoughtless, truly disgusting way they fling their butts everywhere. Is that not littering?! Why aren't we fining smokers everytime they dispose of their gross, yellowed fiberglass butts on the sidewalk or street? If I were to blow my nose and drop the tissue on the ground--and that tissue is biodegradable and flimsy, by the way--I would get rotten looks from everyone. Why do smokers get a pass? Can we campaign to make cigarette butts litter? There are disposal units tacked onto lampposts all over the city, and in Japan, people carry around small steel or brass cylinders into which they put their butts. You weak-willed, sickly, littering smokers need to do the same. And don't get me started on who is responsible for forest fires every summer.

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Fuck Thier Dirty Butts

Dec 14, 2017 at 6:42pm

And Fuck those selfish A**holes who impose their litter onto the rest of us. Vancouver is starting to look like shit because of these losers.

You're mad cos you aint cool

Dec 14, 2017 at 7:01pm

All the cool people smoke. You're just jealous because you're not cool like me. I look like James Dean when I smoke, maybe even cooler than James Dean. I can also flick my cig about 20 feet with absolute precision into the window of a passing motorist.

I smoke, and agree 100%

Dec 14, 2017 at 8:47pm

I carry a rectangular breath mint tin in my pocket as an ashtray.

And I pester other smokers to use it if there isn't any proper disposal handy.

Cigarette butts are litter, and I'd be happy to see smokers fined for littering (assuming more serious crimes aren't being neglected).

come on now

Dec 14, 2017 at 9:18pm

have a bit of compassion for those dealing with addiction

For the most part.....

Dec 15, 2017 at 9:49am

holier than thou anti-smoking Nazi....most forest fires are caused by LIGHTNING...a lot from campfires. I do agree that smokers could be more responsible though, saw an older man go out of his way to put his butt down a storm drain marked with one of those fish stencils.

Darth Maul

Dec 15, 2017 at 10:26am

And why do police never charge them with littering!

Probably because police are lost in their laptops in the cars and never walk the streets.

So...

Dec 15, 2017 at 3:07pm

You're driving a zero-emission vehicle and meticulously sorting your recyclables from your landfill garbage? Good for you if you are.
Most of us aren't that saintly.

@So

Dec 15, 2017 at 7:59pm

Actually, Feckless Attempt At Snark, I take public transit and yes, recycle and compost my organic waste. You tried making some kind of point but you missed entirely.

That's okay. Smokers aren't known for intelligence or common sense.

Low

Dec 15, 2017 at 10:40pm

Have you seen people throwing their tisues in public trashcan? Yes. Can smokers throw their cig butt in that can? No

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I smoke

Dec 16, 2017 at 2:56pm

I carry a butt tin, use the ashtray in my truck and never flick butts. It was really socially acceptable to flick them for a long time. But something changed in me and I realised what a hypocrite I was. I would always use a butt can when hanging in a park or at the beach, but downtown or whatnot I didn't care. Then I realised it all ends up in the ocean so I stopped flicking my butts. And I've convinced all my smoking friends to stop flicking theirs, too. Just by offering to throw theirs out. Simple. "Here give me your butt, there's a trash can right there" and now we all do it.
So maybe instead of chastising smokers and blanket statement shaming all of us, you start a friendly dialogue with one of your smoking friends and then watch their conscience spread the movement?

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