Letter: Butt–Put it in your pocket

Retailers when selling cigarettes could ask customers if they also wish to purchase a smokeless pocket and/or car ashtrays.

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the irresponsible smokers who throw their cigarettes down anywhere, which causes littering and worse—fires.

To help remedy this problem and raise awareness, retailers when selling cigarettes could ask customers if they also wish to purchase a smokeless pocket and/or car ashtrays, alongside the sale. Items which, at present, I have only seen in dollar stores which do not sell cigarettes.

In addition to this it may help if the government instructed tobacco companies to add a new additional fire risk warning on the packets too.

Gillian Evans, Peachland