From the Orlando Sentinel. Text in CAPS are my own thoughts...
Smoking is hardly allowed anywhere (NOT! IDIOTS ARE SMOKING IN TOO MANY PLACES. SEEMS LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SMOKING IN THE CARS. AND SMOKING CAN CAUSE BRUSH FIRES.), so cigarette butts are piling up everywhere: outside doorways of public buildings, on bus platforms and outside subway stations -- all the places a smoker might take one last drag before entering a smoke-free zone.
The battle of the butts has become the focus of a nationwide anti-litter campaign that is distributing handy portable ashtrays that allow smokers to cleanly pocket smoked cigarettes.
"Traditionally, people who smoke aren't litterers, but they don't think of their habit as producing litter when they throw it down on the ground," said Jim Pavel, who is heading Buffalo's cigarette litter prevention efforts as part of the larger Keep America Beautiful campaign. (SMOKERS ARE IDIOTS. NOT ONLY ARE THEY LITTERING, BUT THEY ARE SETTING THEMSELVES UP FOR A PREMATURE DEATH, CAN KILL OTHERS THROUGH SECONDHAND SMOKE, AND END UP CAUSING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR.)
Buffalo is one of about 50 cities, including Orlando, Gainesville and Clearwater, participating in the campaign this year. Volunteers in the next few weeks will give away 1,000 portable ashtrays to start. After that, smokers or companies will be able to buy them at City Hall at cost, under $1 apiece. About two dozen cities kicked off the program last year. (IT'S ABOUT TIME! BUT SMOKERS ARE IDIOTS AND MOST WON'T CARE. WHY WOULD ANYONE SMOKE ANYWAY? SMOKERS ARE IDIOTS!).