Re: Tobacco Use by Adults
Terrie Winson (TerrieWins@AOL.COM)
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 12:13:32 -0400
In a message dated 97-08-05 09:24:48 EDT, Dave Loomis wrote:
<< True, but what CAN be controlled is the unsightly butts on the trails.
Impress each leader who DOES smoke with the need for either picking up
his butts and placing them in a trash can - if he has to carry them for
a few hundred yards, the fire danger should be minimized, or field strip
them - split open the butt, sift the tobacco over the trail, roll the
paper into a small pill and either keep it or discard it, and, of
course, retain the filter for later disposal. No more butts on trails
if this is followed. >>
As a smoker (cough, cough), I have to agree. It is VERY difficult, if not
impossible, to be without my cigarettes for a long period of time. However,
I have been known to put them out on the ground and then put them in my
belt-loops for later disposal. Of course, I do tend to forget they are there
and, well, you can imagine what the inside of my washing machine must look
I don't ever "just leave them" on the trail, sidewalk, etc. Besides being a
fire hazard, they are ugly to see, not a good example for the kids, and VERY
dangerous to any animal who might ingest the filter and/or tobacco product.
I don't even leave them in my own backyard, although my nexdoor neighbor
tosses his right over the rail of his porch...he yells at me if I evr do it!
I even take mine back home with me from nextdoor!
Even though I smoke, I AM considerate of other people.
Hawk Mountain Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City