from a shoe and 827 (approx.) cigarette butts.
Over the weekend we had a warm up in the weather and that brought rain, so most of the snow that covered the sidewalks of Chicago for months is gone. This allows for less treacherous walking, but also exposes discarded items – some discarded accidentally and some discarded purposely.
This is about the purposely discarded items – most notably cigarette butts.
On January 1st of this year, Illinois joined the growing number of states that are smoke free. This law prohibits smoking in ALL public indoor places. It also requires that smokers stand at least 15 feet from the doorways/windows/ventilation intake of a public place.
Now MOST smokers are outside puffing away and then lavishly tossing their cigarette remains onto the ground.
How is that okay?
I understand the whole "smoking is an awful addiction" – "one of the worst to kick" – "as bad as heroin", yaddity, yaddity, yaddity….
I get that part.
But being a smoker turns you into an uncaring, littering fool?