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Post by Angel6855 on Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:10 pm

Why do smokers think it is ok to extinguish their cigarettes on the ground? We recently stayed at a local Caravan Club Site and I was appalled at the amount of cigarette butts discarded on the hardstanding.

Now my vice is that I like a drink or two especially when motor homing. What would people think if I left my empty Peroni bottles on the pitch?

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Re: Smokers Fag ends

Post by Dutto on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:36 am

Hi there,

I agree entirely and it is a sign of modern times!!! up!

When I was a young lad we used to take our dog-ends home with us .... up! 

.... where we would re-roll them to smoke for a nicotine and tar hit that made our heads spin! hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins

A much greater curse than cigarette ends is chewing gum! tap_fingers tap_fingers tap_fingers

Cigarette ends degrade and disappear with a bit of rain .... up!

.... but chewing gum lurks for months waiting for that sunny day when it can stick to your shoe and transfer itself to your best carpet! tap_fingers tap_fingers 

The one good thing about Singapore was that chewing gum was a "banned substance" .... up!

.... but even there "Big Business" has got the law repealed! tap_fingers tap_fingers

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Post by Charliefarlie on Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:16 pm

Disgusting habit is dropping butts !

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Post by groundhog on Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:02 pm

All this talk of fags and butts I hope there are no Americans reading this thread they will get the wrong idea!
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Post by Tallboy on Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:04 pm

I know its a universal problem, but the last time I stayed on a CC site (several years ago) I was absolutely gobsmacked to see the old guy from the caravan opposite polish his dashboard with a cloth, then empty the contents of his (very full) car ashtray onto the chippings on the pitch. Then he got out and ground them into the gravel with his slippered foot. His wife was hoovering the awning at the time. That was only one of several incidents which made me say 'never again!'
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Post by Kingham on Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:53 pm

Angel6855 wrote:Why do smokers think it is ok to extinguish their cigarettes on the ground? We recently stayed at a local Caravan Club Site and I was appalled at the amount of cigarette butts discarded on the hard standing.......

Yup... One of my many pet hates.

Arrived on a lovely grass pitch in the Vendee a few weeks ago and I must have picked up 40 or more, as much because I didn't want the next occupants to think they were mine.
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Post by Quilter on Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:53 pm

Cigarette butts are nasty but dropping them is not the only anti-social thing that some smokers do. If they think smoking is such a good thing why don't they do it in the comfort of their own vans ? You can bet your life that at any aire or campsite we find outselves parked right next to a smoker who always stands and has his regular hourly fix outside our door or windows.  I really hate the smell of cigarette smoke: the smell lingers in clothes and furnishings as well as making me cough and wheeze. 

A good friend of mine, in days long gone, got so fed up with a smoker sitting close to her in the cinema ( days very long gone !) that she gave him a good long blast of Chanel no. 5.  I have been tempted to do the same with a can of air freshener.
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Re: Smokers Fag ends

Post by rogerblack on Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:09 pm

Dutto wrote: . . .

Cigarette ends degrade and disappear with a bit of rain .... up!

 . . .

I wish that were true!  


Cigarette filter tips made of fairly natural cellulose can take 2 - 10 years to degrade;
 those made of synthetic polymer cellulose acetate take considerably longer.


Unlike my (now very occasional) cigar butts, which are finest Cuban Havana leaf and go on the compost heap.    allthumbz


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