The Earth Is Not Your Ash Tray.

@vmenard (895)
United States
May 25, 2008 7:07am CST
Can someone explain why smokers choose to throw their ashes and cigarette butts out their car windows when smoking in their cars? Is it that they don't want to get their cars dirty? But, it's okay to litter on the streets? Maybe they don't want their car smelling like smoke, which is interesting considering they smoke in their car. I have nothing against smokers, what adults want to do with their life is up to them as long as they aren't hurting others. I just don't understand why you can't use the ashtray in your car. You can always clean out your ashtray. This irritates me, because at least once a week I'm driving behind someone who flicks their cigarette butt out the window. Please stop.
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@laura1167 (149)
• United States
25 May 08
As an ex smoker who used to smoke in their car, I can tell you that the newer cars don't provide an ashtray. But that doesn't justify throwing it out the window. I'm glad I don't smoke anymore, it's a nasty habit.
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@vmenard (895)
• United States
25 May 08
Good for you for quiting. I guess ashtrays bein left out of cars is another cost cutting measure by car manufacturers.
@jonesy123 (3949)
• United States
25 May 08
So true. I often stand at traffic lights and the amount of butts on the street especially there is enormous. I suppose, if you inhale filth in your body it doesn't matter if you create a filty environment as well.
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@vmenard (895)
• United States
25 May 08
It amazes me with all the current talk about the environment and steps we need to take to protect it, that people still have so litle regard for it.
• Philippines
25 May 08
hmm.. yea, its kinda` irritating.. :D i dont have any comments.. you might want to confront those smokers.. its really a bad habit, but maybe its natural. people does use the world as an ashtray.. bur for me, i dont have a car but when im on the street, i dont have a choice do i? ^^ happy posting!
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