|Date:||May 20th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)|| |
What I do not support is littering. Throwing cigarette butts on the ground is already technically illegal, but how many smokers actually pay any attention to that law? Sure people throw plenty of other things on the ground too, but with a burning cigarette there is a rather more immediate need to get rid of it rather than carrying it around looking for a proper trash receptacle.
For the most part, I agree with you.
When I still smoked, I was very diligent about grinding out the burning part of the cigarette, and then sticking the filter in my pocket for later disposal. Now, technically I suppose I was still littering, but what I was dropping on the ground was the biodegradable stuff -- the last smoldering bits of paper and tobacco. I suppose by my logic it would be OK if people dropped unfiltered butts on the ground -- it's the filters that stay there forever..