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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