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Old 07-18-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Amen.

Spend any time looking, along a roadside or elsewhere, and it is easy to discover any number of cigarette butts thoughtlessly discarded. Any number of times I've found them alongside rural forest roads in Colorado, and even recently during this heightened fire season.

Needless to say I take a very dim view of such perpetrators.

Catching one in the act, particularly from a moving vehicle, would be more a matter of luck. Sometimes I think I've seen something, some suspicious motion, but such things are rarely obvious, quickly done, and one is usually suspecting nothing in advance. Were the police to have any real chance, they'd probably have to install cameras in certain road locals often trashed.

Speaking of trash, and not just those doing such nefarious things, spend some time looking about your town and you'll likely find all sorts of discarded garbage, if more usually diminutive in nature. This applies to roadsides that from a passing vehicle one might assume quite clean. But spend any time walking along such a place and it is a revelation how much garbage is discarded, and at times quite large items.

$10,000 might be too draconian a fine for a first offense, unless resulting in a wildfire, and then I do not care if they drop the perpetrator in the middle of their self-caused conflagration. But something stiff enough monetarily might do, especially if a good portion of the sentence was in picking up others trash for even a few hours—and a few hours more of being publicly shamed and verbally dressed down by any citizen who felt like it.

Some never learn, but they could be helped towards it if everyone else walking past another's trash took the time to pick it up—and vociferously object to anyone caught in the act.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado - Oh, yeah!
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Well I moved here from FL a few years ago, and it was insanely prolific there. I was the only one in a department of 10 that didn't. You see everyone in a gas station getting cigs.

But here it seems the opposite, 15 people at my company and nobody does. Entire apartment complexes don't allow it. Can't remember the last time I've even seen people on the streets or in gas stations buying them
When I left Denver 17 years ago there was still smoking in restaurants with smoking "sections" sometimes being the 4 booths over in the corner (no dividing walls or such).

As time passed and I returned to Denver on occasion I noticed there were far fewer smokers than I remembered and I would get looks from people on the street when I smoked. Some of this was before the various smoking bans went into effect, but it was especially noticeable after they were implemented.

I quit 5 years ago or so, but in a desperate attempt to make this post on-topic I will note then when I was out hiking or taking pictures I always field stripped my butts to make sure I wasn't littering or starting a fire.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Smoking is still more prevalent than one might believe. I worked at a health insurance company that put alot of effort into promoting employee wellness, yet they still provided a smoking area for its employees, and served junk food and sugar drinks in the vending machines. Talk about hypocrisy!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Smoking is still more prevalent than one might believe. I worked at a health insurance company that put alot of effort into promoting employee wellness, yet they still provided a smoking area for its employees, and served junk food and sugar drinks in the vending machines. Talk about hypocrisy!
Junk food and sugary drinks kill just you, smoking kills everyone around you too
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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^^^^^absolutely!^^^^^
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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What I don't get about smokers is why do they have to flick their cig butts out the window? Every car I've ever been in has a "ASH TRAY"! It's there for a purpose so use it! (for me it's just a convienent place to store my spare change!)
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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Smokers live behind the veil of a smokescreen. In their smoky way of thinking, streets, roads, & highways ARE ashtrays.
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