Thursday, August 21, 2008

Buttheads

There was an article in the paper a month or so ago about smokers and their butts. I am not talking about the butts attached to them but the ones they throw out the windows. HOw many times have you pulled up beside a "green" vehicle and they threw their cigarette butt out the window? Do they think the tobacco is safe for the environment since it is a plant and that the paper coming from wood will eventually dissolve back into the ground? But what if you dump an entire ashtray out the window and why do smokers do that? How rude is that? If you want your house and car to smell like smoke why do you pollute my air when you dump 30 butts out your car to fly and hit my smoke free car?

How far can you walk without seeing or stepping on a butt? and why do smokers throw them on the ground, who taught them that? Cigarettes are the most littered item in America which estimates that several TRILLION filters a year do not find their way to a trash can. It can take decades for one filter to break down. Cigarette butts are made up of tiny strands of a type of plastic, which can take a dozen or more years to break down, all the while leaching their toxic chemicals into the ground and water supply.

Butts have been found in the stomachs of dead birds and fish. Lighted cigarettes carelessly tossed have caused wildfires and other fatal blazes.

So if you feel you have to smoke become a responsible smoker and place your butts into a trash receptacle. Keep your butts in your own car and be a responsible smoker.