ANSWERS: 47
  • yes, because you are cluttering up the place. it's not going to stop, though, which is unfortunate.
  • I do. It's disrespectful and rude. They just flick it on the sidewalk usually half lit. They seem to have no shame of it, and take it as if nothing had happened. But yes, it is considered littering.
  • Yea, if it wasn't there to begin with and it doesn't add to the scenery it's trash. And trash belongs in trash cans.
  • Yes. Disgusting things that ruin the visual environment and remind me at every sighting that they've been in someone's mouth. You'd soon object if people spat everywhere.
  • Isn't that what ASH TRAYS are for! Thats why they are put in cars, for people to use. I consider it littering for sure, its garbage, it should be disposed of properly just like any other garbage!
  • Yes, and so do the cops around here. You'll get fined.
  • It certainly is littering. Bear in mind, though, that the vast majority of smokers are quite considerate about this. But the ones who aren't really stick out.
  • Its more than littering. It is downright inconsiderate and can cause injury when done from a car. Have you ever ridden a motorbike and the car in front empties their ashtray and a half stubbed out cigarette still hot out the window ? I have and it went in my face and the burning fag down my jacket! It can also cause devastating fires on heathland. As for the ground, the world is not an ashtray !
  • Yes, I definitely consider throwing cigarette butts on the ground littering. All of the butts clutter of places and is unsightly. That was one of the things that I liked about my time in Utah. At both the school I attended there and the apartment complex where I lived, smoking is completely prohibitted. No smokers, no cigarette butts lying around. It made things much nicer. I have lived and worked at many places. Those places in Utah were among the best cared for and cleanist places I have been associated. I can't help but to think that they reflect higher standards of the people that went along with the refusal to use tobacco.
  • It is littering, and it is disrespectful to the earth and anyone who has to see it or smell it while it is still smoldering. Please have some respect!! I worked at an sea animal shelter for a while. One turtle was brought to us close to death; he dies shortly after he arrived. He was a pretty old fellow, but that isn't why he died. He starved to death. The autopsy discovered hundreds of cigarette butts inside of him. He thought they were worms.
  • yes i do, a lot of fires get started out here (in the backwoods) by people doin that.
  • Yes. Not only is it littering, but during the dry seasons it is also a fire hazard. Many forest fires have been started by discarded cigarettes.
  • I think it is not only littering, but dangerous from a fire hazard point. I think the fact that they are even blowing the smoke out into the air I breathe is frankly, a form of environmental littering!
  • i think it is littering but people have been doing it for years no one has stopped them yet...
  • Yes. this particular part of the litter law, concerning cigarette butts, is not enforced. the evidence is hard to collect from a vehicle traveling 70 mph and after hits the interstate.
  • Yes. this particular part of the litter law, concerning cigarette butts, is not enforced. the evidence is hard to collect from a vehicle traveling 70 mph and after hits the interstate. Also, enforcing this law is very low on the priority pole. murders, arson and armed robberies head that list.
  • Yes of course. It's also dangerous, I used to live in Texas and now I live in South Carolina and both states have problems with drought; I have seen many many fires started from cigarettes and even houses burnt down from wild fires started by them. I would like to point out that there are very few places when one is walking down the sidewalk to put out a cigarette and sipose of it properly. I smoke occasionally and I usually put it out on the ground and stick it back into the pack instead of wandering around looking for a place to put the butt.
  • Yes !! It's littering , It's inconsiderate, and it's rude. How would they like it if someone went into their home and took a dump in the middle of their living room floor? LOL At least that would be biodegadable . A cigarette butt never breaks down .
  • most definitely. it's not so bad, if they roll their own filterless cigs though because those will degrade pretty fast. the filters are what i have a problem with.
  • Indeed it is. And dangerous. Apart from being a fire hazard, animals can ingest them and die horrible deaths. My brother's two dogs were hospitalised and almost died with cigarette butt poisoning, the result of visiting relatives having cast aside their butts on the lawn.
  • Yeah -- I'm a bit OCD-ish about it, if I ever throw a cigarette away I HAVE to make sure it's unlit because I'm scared it'll set something on fire, except usually I put it back in my pack to throw out later.
  • Yes, absolutely. Cars are equipped with ashtrays, keep your trash in your own vehicle and dispose of it yourself. The rest of the world is not your maid.
  • Yes,the filters are made of a non biodegradable material and will be around for many 100's of years.
  • I actually do........it's not necessary
  • Yes I think it's rude and dirty. I don't smoke but I don't care if others do. I just don't want to see the butts on the grass and sidewalk.
  • Of course, it's not like it's an apple core, it's a freaking cigarette.
  • yes, big time. fires along the highways start with people tossing out cigarette butts out of car windows. why cant you wait until you get to a mall parking lot and leave all of it in a pile on the asphalt for the sweeper to pickup with the big sweeper truck? like everyone else.
  • yes.definitely.
  • It's littering and it's also dangerous because it could start a fire.
  • Most definitely!
  • If my car came equipped with an ashtray i would never do it, i usually try to drop em in a can or empty cup, it sucks.
  • Yes, it is yet more proof of how dirty a habit smoking is.
  • No, it's a science experiment to see if what Smokey Bear said to us when we were kids is actually true.
  • Of course. This is also a source of fires.
  • Yes, it is. It's also dangerous because many people don't put the cigarette out before tossing it and this can cause fires. Throwing anything out a car window is littering, is rude, and can be dangerous. (I've seen people throw soda cans out the window and cars start swerving to try to avoid it.) Why should someone else have to pick up after us?
  • sort of these do degrade in a fairly short time it's not the same a tossing a plastic bottle
  • yes, smokers don't bother me, but i don't like to see the cigarette butts on the ground, it says to me that the ppl that do this don't care about the environment or what their surroundings look like.
  • absolutely, you can knock off the burning end and put the butt in your pocket, until you find a trash can. simple...i do it!
  • Yes, yes, yes!
  • Of course it is...and they don't degrade that quickly either...the paper does, but the filter will stick around for a long time...quit now, nasty habit (I'm a former smoker).
  • Is it littering for people to start forest fires?
  • Yes and a fire hazard too!
  • It's not only littering, it's illegal in CA to throw a lit object from a moving vehicle and a $1000 fine!
  • Yes, and nasty and dangerous. Smokey T. Bear doesn't like it!
  • Yes, littering and careless and thoughtless and irresponsible and inconsiderate and ...

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