Attention to all cigarette smokers:
This PSA coming from a fellow smoker, do not, under any circumstances, throw your cigarette butts on the ground. Stomp them out, and throw them in a trash can. Also, do not toss your empty packs on the ground. This is needed for a multitude of reasons, but for the two most important of them all.
1. Rabbits, and other animals, are attracted to the scent of cigarette butts. They will eat them and their stomachs will not digest them and will stay in their stomachs.When these animals try to consume the cigarette filters, they will stay in their stomach, feel full all the time, and starve to death. This happens only if the animal doesn’t simply asphyxiate. These animals will run into roadways and risk being run over, only to eat our cigarette butts.
2. Cigarette butts and packs are not biodegradable. They don’t just “go away” when a person throws their liter onto the ground. There is a massive stereotype of the lazy, thoughtless cigarette fiend. For this to go away, be a clean smoker. We can’t continue to liter our earth with the filth of cigarette waste. This is coming from a cigarette/cigar smoker, and the stereotype is not flattering.
There needs to be a new outlooks on smokers. Killing animals and covering the earth in cigarettes, cigarette filters, and empty packs does not reinforce a positive outlook on cigarette smokers.
Remember, I am a smoker. And I speak directly to my fellow nicotine lovers, we can’t keep doing this. It’s going to ruin the earth and it’s animal population.