Sunday, 18 November 2012

Butts

Ever get the feeling you've smoke a packet of cigarettes, yet you are a non-smoker? The ban on smoking in buildings has made the streets a haze of smoke. Here is proof.  These modern ashtrays are found everywhere, sometimes on the side of buildings, others on lamp posts like this one.  Then there are the butts that just get tossed on the ground. Cough cough......

13 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Yes it is a terrible problem all those smoking people in the streets and at terraces. They almost look like junks assembled in front of shops and public buildings.

Adullamite said...

Better outside amongst traffic fumes than inside.

jennyfreckles said...

No ifs then...?

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

Being a non-smoker myself, and having asthma, I do have a hard time with this. But hey, to each their own. I'm happy about the ban in buildings, but it's everyone's right to do as they please outside and in their own homes! That's quite a picture though. How often do they clean those up!?

Sharon said...

Yup, I know exactly how you feel. Just yesterday I was walking to a store and had to hold my breath to get past the covey of smokers outside the store.

Karine said...

Yuck...in Montreal there are actually fewer and fewer people smoking since the same rules have been put in place. No smoking in public buildings or on any school grounds and smokers cannot smoke within 9 meters of the doors to any public building.

Jill said...

It makes the streets so dirty and smelly :/ I hate smoking!

imajoebob said...

The people who seem intent on pushing me to physical violence are the drivers who constantly flick their ash out the window and then throw away their still smouldering butts. If you can afford to buy cigarettes, you can afford the £10/$15 for the optional ash tray in your car. Use it you filthy buggers!

There was one group of 20-somethings who tossed their cigarette out as I was walking the dogs, and then had to stop at the light at the corner. Luckily for them the light changed before i got up to their still-open window, because i had decided to drop my recently filled "doggie bag" in their window. Probably lucky for me, too, since we'd have ended up explaining the subsequent mutual assault charges to the judge...

Jack said...

Gross! I haven't seen this kind of thing. But, I guess it is better than having them smoking inside, as they did in the old days.

LONDONLULU said...

I wish I understood the appeal (and I have smokers in the family, sigh). NYC and DC also face the same problem - I think they banned indoor smoking around the same time as London. Now it's hazardous outside.

Lucy Corrander said...

Oh, yeuch! It's one of the things which makes me cross - that one can no longer enjoy eating outside at pubs and restaurants. I'm glad indoor workers are no longer required to spend their days in smoke but not that smokers are sent outside to mess up the fresh air.

Gunn said...

It also looks like a face, and someone wearing a helmet.

It is the same here.
On the other hand, fewer and fewer people are smoking.

There is a fortune to be saved by not smoking!:)

Stefan Jansson said...

I am a former smoker. Today I hate everything about tobacco.