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    Major Champion SwingsitlikeHogan's Avatar
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    Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Now my club has recently asked that smoker members consider their fag ends as they would such as a sweet paper - to be disposed of carefully and with consideration. This means that discarded fags ends are considered to be litter.

    Now I have never smoked and whilst I will pick up any rubbish I come across on the course and carry it to the nearest bin (next tee usually) - I cannot - just cannot - pick up fag ends as just the thought of doing so almost makes me wretch. Indeed I do wretch whenever I try and do so.

    So what thinks smokers? Fag ends just another sort of litter? And how about smokers doing the decent and right thing and picking up the discarded fag ends of others less considerate and who have been more willing to litter the course.
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    I am not a smoker either, and I 100% agree. It is litter and should be put into the bin as all other litter should. I am not one to say what others can and cannot do, but I do find it pretty disgusting when standing on a tee box or even trying to putt and all i can smell is someone else's smoke. There have been times when I have had a cigarette butt on my line on a putt and it is absolutely disgusting.
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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Fag ends and chewing gum...been in someone else's gob so i wont be picking them up.
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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Nothing more inconsiderate than dead fag butts left on a green or fringe, or anywhere really on a course.
    In fact, anywhere except the smokers own home or garden.
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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Agree it's a litter issue but is the problem not that the thing is on fire?

    In that regard you can't lob it in a bin or pick it up and carry to a bin until you've waited a few minutes to make absolutely sure it's out.

    They'd need to start putting ashtrays out beside the bins or a bucket of sand at the least.

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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    I sometimes enjoy a few smokes but hate to see fag ends dropped anywhere, especially on a golf course.
    My golf bag always has a couple of cheap travel ashtrays for me to keep tab ends in until i empty it in a bin.

    I have sometimes 'lent' one to others if i see them drop a cigarette, i dont usually get them back - good job they're only cheap!
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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Could be your most uncontroversial post to date... absolutely disgusting and yet so many smokers seem to think they don't count as litter.

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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Could be your most uncontroversial post to date... absolutely disgusting and yet so many smokers seem to think they don't count as litter.
    And there was me thinking it was controversial. Wonder if, when we see a smoker playing companion chuck a fag end down, we should point out that they are littering
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

    Job done

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    Re: Cigarette Ends...litter?

    I help to maintain the garden in front of our clubhouse, it really gets me annoyed with the number of smokers who think the garden is an ashtray.

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