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Crapital_Prunishment t1_j2nqlzd wrote

How about we start imprinting the butts with a serial number that is associated with the purchaser's ID at time of purchase. Then we start fining individuals who improperly dispose of their trash. While tobacco companies are responsible for the origin of the trash, the consumers are the ones responsible for the litter.


cbbuntz t1_j2nwk2x wrote

So... free toilet paper?


Benleeds89 t1_j2ocagf wrote

Tobacco firms that will put the cost onto the consumer like anything


RickyBobbyBooBaa t1_j2oec4j wrote

That's a start,now make drinks companies pay for the cleanup of plastic bottles.


zstandig t1_j2oqb6k wrote

Maybe stop making cigarettes with filters that can't decompose?


chapstick__ t1_j2oqmwe wrote

No it's not, that's exactly the kind of rhetoric used when companies switched from reusable glass bottles to plastic. Of course the things that do not break down and cannot be reused will cause more garbage. Cigarettes butts used to be able to decompose like anything else, and now they don't so they look like an eye sore. Companies need to be charged for any and all waste they put out into the world until they make better packaging that can decompose or be reused.


TheSnootBooper t1_j2owd9i wrote

Agreed. We should do the same thing with all trash, all potential waste should have a serial number that is associated with the last registered owner. All transfers and transactions of all products must be recorded in a worldwide system to eliminate the risk of fraud, so you couldn't say "I bought that product for a friend of mine, I didn't litter". The serial numbers must also be durable, so they couldn't be (intentionally or otherwise) defaced or otherwise made unreadable, thereby foiling enforcement. This sounds very reasonable and very feasible.

edit: apparently this was insufficiently over the top to be obvious sarcasm.


Peet_Pann t1_j2p1qd6 wrote

Maybe have tobacco pay ppl like 5 cents for a return butt? Get ppl incentive to collect and drop em off? Idk.. works with cans and glass to an extent


Crruell t1_j2pfqf2 wrote

Implement a Pfand system for butts :)


JustJess234 t1_j2pu428 wrote

Paying 100% would be better, but I suppose it’s a start.


StrawberryFroggs t1_j2q0xid wrote

im a smoker but i carry a portable ashtray (idk, its a round circular tube for butts), took me forever to even find one without going online, and it was in a corner store collecting dust. people should be responsible with their habits, i believe shaming people who throw their butts on the ground is a place to start.


_Kramerica_ t1_j2q1ndf wrote

This might sound incredibly unsympathetic by me but…..idgaf. If you wanna kill your self with cigarettes then so be it. But the world is not your ashtray and nobody else should suffer for your bad habits (like cleaning your trash and 2nd hand smoke). Shit is disgusting and obnoxious.


_Kramerica_ t1_j2q20he wrote

I get irrationally upset when I see people toss their butts out the window while driving. No, you sit with that nasty ass butt in your car now you piece of shit, this isn’t the rest of the worlds problem. Your habit your responsibility.


TastyCuntSweat t1_j2q45cy wrote

Even when I was smoking, I would never toss the butts on the ground. I'd also gave my mates shit that did it until they stopped too. I cannot understand the mentality of these grubs that just toss the butts out the window and don't care.

I'm glad the price of ciggies has gone up, I'd love to see them completely banned in the future.


stayzuplate t1_j2q6y5a wrote

Cigarette packs should include a compartment for inserting the butts when you're done with them. Whine all you want about larger packs and/or fewer cigarettes, but it would solve the problem.


SleepyChemE t1_j2qn98c wrote

They're going to be buying toilet paper or wipes? 🥁


Zampurl t1_j2qrxdj wrote

Look, I’m a filthy smoker, but I haaaaaate people who litter butts. First of all, the risk of causing a wildfire is way too great, secondly, littering is nasty and shitty no matter what a person tosses. I’m overly cautious about how I handle my butts, and honestly, so are all of my friends who smoke. Maybe it’s because we live in a state known for terrible fires, but I know all of us would jump on a friend for flicking a butt anywhere.


Arb3395 t1_j2qxj3g wrote

Starting to see more and more of the disposable e cigs everywhere. Idk how they're disposable with a lithium battery inside. Seems like a firehazard waiting to happen


[deleted] t1_j2rau4u wrote

It obviously differs from country to country but the ones I know of make far more in tax revenue from cigarette sales than treating smokers costs them.

There is also a clear example of BS reporting since on the one hand we are told that smokers cost the health care system X amount, and on the other hand we are told that we will all die early.

Given everyone will die at some point and almost everyone at this point is costing the health system, and given that the older you get the more you cost, how exactly does it cost more if we all die early?


ellsammie t1_j2rgwlj wrote

Gawd, I walk by a house where they smoke on the porch and flick their butts onto the lawn and sidewalk below. So gross. And my favorite...the lovely, well dressed lady who watched the building doorman sweep the entry way of butts while she puffed away, then proceeded to flick her burning butt onto the area he just swept. Precious!


VTGREENS t1_j2rj9cr wrote

I think each pack of cigarettes should come with 20 tickets for littering @ $100 each.


KennstduIngo t1_j2rjngp wrote

Yeah, I seem to recall a study that showed smokers actually cost less because, as you said, they tend to die before ending up in a nursing home and lung cancer tends to kill pretty quickly.


enraged768 t1_j2rrmk2 wrote

Just hire the military to clean up and have them supervised by a pissed off E7 you'll get the entire usa free of butts in a few days.


moskusokse t1_j2rtvwd wrote

This is a great idea. The only issue I see would be the smell. Cigarette butts smell awful, and I’m not sure many people would use the compartment unless it was airtight. But, everything helps! So even if just some use it, it would still help.


stayzuplate t1_j2s4j2w wrote

Give the compartment an airtight lid then. My point is that the tobacco companies could be providing a solution to this problem if they were willing to give up some profits, which they won't do unless forced...


Jah-din t1_j2sgs5n wrote

While I get wanting to clean up streets, I think at this point we need to worry more about getting a handle on plastics. The whole micro plastic shit is scary as fuck and glass doesn't really have the same reach and effect plastic does.


moskusokse t1_j2si9ot wrote

Absolutely. Plastic is a bigger problem. And to think we ingest a credit card worth of plastic a week(If I remember correctly) is disturbing. And we also have very little information on the damage it can do so far. Though I also like to think that we can focus on getting better at several areas simultaneous. In Norway we used to be able to pawn certain glass bottles. But they removed it from some reason. Now we can only pawn plastic bottles. In return we got own bins for each household for glass bottles. But I’m not sure everyone is motivated when they don’t get cash for throwing it in the bin.


stud__kickass t1_j2snm97 wrote

I smoked & if there wasn’t a trash can nearby I’d pop the cherry and keep the butt in the pack. I smell like cigs already, who cares if I smell a little bit more like cigs

But I have noticed it’s cleaner around town now that since vapes are now very popular


SoloSystems t1_j2t2q1v wrote

Guys. It's a plant, wrapped in a plant, and stuffed with another plant.