Lois Stoffle: Pick up your cigarette butts, consider safety

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While walking along the highway near our home Feb. 21, I was stunned by the number of cigarette butts I found. I usually carry a plastic bag and pick up the trash that is littering the highway near our home, and since most of the snow is melted, a person can find quite a bit. But, what is stunning to me is the thoughtlessness of drivers and passengers who smoke and throw those burning cigarette butts out of their windows.

True, the ground is wet right now, but the habit of pitching those burning cigarette butts out doesn't stop when the ground is dry and the grasses and weeds are very flammable.

Please use the ashtrays in your vehicles to extinguish your cigarettes. Starting that habit will perhaps save our roadsides and maybe even some fields and homes from the destruction of fire. Thank you for your consideration of starting a new habit that will be safer for everyone, including the wildlife.

Lois Stoffle

Maybell

Comments

freeman 5 years, 5 months ago

WELL IF YOU USE YOUR BRAIN,,THAT AREA HAS ALOT OF TRAVELERS WHO ,,,,,TRAVEL,,,,,,,,TROUGH THERE AND HAS NO COMMON SENSE ON LITTERING AND DONT REALIZE A LIT CIGARETTE BUTT CAN CAUSE A FIRE SO EASY WHEN IT IS SO DRY,,,,?????????OR MAYBE I DONT KNOW ANYTHING

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dogfan 5 years, 5 months ago

what neighborhood are you talking about. maybe you don't know what you are talking about

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lonelyone 5 years, 5 months ago

I agree dogfan, freeman didn't make much sense to me either. Mr. and Mrs. Stoffle live outside of Maybe, not next to the park or the store. If she is picking up as much as she says she is around their home, it's got to be bad out there. I know someone who throws their butts out the window all the time and it just shocks me.....some day I'm gonna buy'em a butt bucket!

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