Smokers - Why Do You Throw Your Cigarette Butts Out The Window While Driving?

United States
July 15, 2007 10:30am CST
Smokers, I'm just curious. When your done with your cigarette, why to you throw it out the window while your driving. Why don't you just put it out in your ashtray and throw it out appropriately in a trash can when you reach your destination? The next time I'm at a red light and I see someone throw their cigarette out the window, I think I might just get out of my car, pick it up, and throw it back in their window. It would be an act of kindness. I would just say, excuse me, you dropped something.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Shouldnt that be 'some smokers'..I have smoked for many many years and I have never ever littered my smoke butt. I have always disposed of them in a correct manner...
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Hehehe...I was only teasing you...But its true I have never littered a smoke butt although I'd say the bulk of smokers do or have.
@kimthedane (1000)
• Denmark
15 Jul 07
I didn't know that i did, but thanks for making me aware of this.
• United States
15 Jul 07
So will you stop doing that now? It must be very tempting to just flick the thing out the window so you don't have to deal with the mess, but realize that you are littering. You probably wouldn't like it if I was the car ahead of you and I threw out a banana peel so you could drive through it, right?
• United States
15 Jul 07
wow, i never thought of that, i smoke and do the same thing, i throw them out... but i would never think of throwing my sandwich wrappers or empty drink bottles out... i will ponder this.. i think it is a force of habit just like smoking.