From today's Toronto Star:
Smoking is expensive, but not as pricey as it could be if smokers had to pay to clean up the butts they toss aside.
Since the ban on smoking in public buildings and workplaces took effect a few years ago, it has become an outdoor activity, attested to by the perpetual presence of puffers near doorways.
A few places provide a receptacle for butts, but most smokers prefer to flick their spent cigarettes into the street with flair, believing it to be a divine right.
You can read the rest of the story here.
Should a pack of smokes be increased with the $$ going towards cleaning up the mess they leave after themselves?
I so agree with this idea!
I hate seeing smokers flicking their butts ... the street and sidewalks aren't their ashtrays!