Saturday, 24 March 2018

The Street Is Not A Tip


Did you know that one cigarette butt left in a liter of water for 48 hours will release enough toxins to kill most species of fish?

Did you know that a cigarette butt is made from plastic?

Did you know that cigarette butts account for 30% of street litter?

Watch this short information video to get wise.




In Austria there's now a campaign to persuade smokers to dispose of their cigarette butts thoughtfully. Here's one of the posters. I think it's rather good. A work of art I'd say.



For those who really want to, here's my free "How to Stop Secret":

To kick the habit all you  have to do is have your first cigarette of the day one hour later at the start of each successive week.  

If you decide to do this every week for 24 weeks you will almost without realizing it be surprised to discover, perhaps after 12 or 14 weeks, that you have stopped. 

It's a simple and painless method which I invented for myself when I decided to kick the habit 30 years ago for health reasons; in my case persistent sore throats.  Listening to the man talking about the fish, it's no wonder! They must have sore throats too! 

Anyway, it worked for me and there were no withdrawal symptoms, and it will work for you too. 

There's only one problem you will have; it's what to do with all your extra money. 

If you're a heavy smoker you may like to pretend that you are looking forward to a substantial pay rise.





15 comments:

  1. I hate to see cigarette butts lying around - it is a filthy habit. All our dads used to smoke and I thought nothing of it in those days - now smokers are almost looked upon as pariahs. My dad stopped twenty years before he died when the doctor told him another winter would kill him. But he still die of emphysema.

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    1. People used to smoke upstairs on the buses. It was so bad with people coughing up phlegm they had signs on the bus which said 'No Spitting' and they had a rectangle of rough metal, a stubber, on the back of the seat in front for smokers to strike their Swan Vesta and stub out their docker which they'd always tuck behind an ear before leaving the bus. Old men smoking fags on steamed up Crosville buses, I could write a book about them.

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  2. I stopped smoking twenty six years a go. I often wonder what damage they have done to me.

    I don't swear. I don't smoke and I don't drink:. "oh bloody hell I've just left my cigarettes in the pub!"

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    1. They're still there Dave. Even after 26 years! Landlady wonders why you've never been back for them. ;-)

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    2. You are very wise. My mother always said a cigarette is a tube with a fire at one end and a fool on the other end. Her other saying was: If God wanted people to smoke they'd have a chimney on their heads. I wished I'd paid more attention.

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    3. There were 4 sisters. Two are still alive. My mum will be 99 next year and another sister will be 86. They are the non-smokers. The two other sisters, the smokers, died 15 or 20 years ago. They were in their 70s. I think one had lung cancer and the other emphysema.

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  3. YOU MENTION A HANDRAIL IN MY GARDEN GWIL. i HAVE ALREADY ORDERED THREE GATES AND VARIOUS HANDRAILS AND AM JUST AWAITING THEIR ARRIVAL.

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    1. :-). Great! And be sure to use them!

      We have two handrails - one along the path which has several steps at the side of our house and another in the back garden where it slopes down steeply. We find them very useful, especially in winter.

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  4. Smoking ban is not only in closed public places but the ban now has also been extended on shores throughout the Italian territory because of the numerous butts thrown on the beach sand; fines up to 300 euros.
    I have never smoked.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Maria, you are very wise not to ever have smoked. It is only now in Austria coming about, hopefully, that adults are not allowed to smoke in a car in which there are children. It says nothing about children not being allowed to smoke in a car where there are adults. For a country which has the highest juvenile smoking rate in Europe, if not the world, this is wonderful isn't it?

      Soprattutto mi piace la satira, che e come l'uovo di pasqua: ha la sorpresa dentro.

      Ciao, G

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  5. Cold turkey worked for me - combined with the realization that I shouldn't expect to stop wanting cigarettes after a few weeks! Instead, I should view the temptation to light a cigarette as possibly a lifelong disability, almost. I stopped 30 years ago. It took a few years to completely loose the temptation. I started fell running soon after I stopped, which was a real incentive not to start again!

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    1. Thanks D. It's good to hear from you. I shall visit soon, hopefully tomorrow. My eyes are heavy now. I blame the clocks.

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