Letter: Common sense solution for cigarette butts

Take a container—preferably a wide mouth one…put an inch or so of water in it and place it in your cup holder.

To the editor:

The problem is that modern vehicles don’t have ashtrays.

A smoker is likely to smoke in the vehicle depending on the length of the trip.

But what to do with the live butt? No ashtray so toss it out the window. Right?

You may have caused the destruction of thousands of acres of forest and the loss of people’s homes as so recently in the Rock Creek area.

The solution: Take a container—preferably a wide mouth one rather than a pop can with a small hole on the top (so as not to distract your driving), put an inch or so of water in it and place it in your cup holder.  You can put the sodden butts in the garbage at your destination.

It’s just common sense.

Ken Campbell, Kelowna

 

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