Hard to see butts for the litter

NANAIMO: Re: Smokers need to clean up the mess, Opinion, Oct. 23.

To the Editor,

Re: Smokers need to clean up the mess, Opinion, Oct. 23.

Just had to write a note because, yes, I am a smoker and I get so annoyed at those who pressure the heck out of those of us who have the habit.

On his walk, did Chris Hamlyn stop and count the burger wrappers, the Tim Hortons cups, the 7-Eleven plastic cups, the Styrofoam food containers, the McDonalds bags with leftover food and ketchup on the road?

It’s a convenient place for a garbage dump versus going to the dump.

I live on Rock City Road and not only do I pick up my cigarette butts when I have finished, I also pick up the mounds of garbage that litters my street on an ongoing basis.

The garbage that others litter our streets with is worse than the cigarette butts. Hamlyn needs to have a look around and see how most treat our environment.

I am not paid to pick up this damned mess created by others, yet I do it because I have respect for our environment.

Hamlyn shouldn’t direct blame on those of us who smoke when the kettle is black with other’s garbage strewn from one end of this city to the other.

June Ross

Nanaimo

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