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Tobacco Companies: Keep Your Butts Out of Our Bay ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, protection )

- 1668 days ago -
Cigarettes are not just a human health concern. Cigarette butts are toxic, plastic litter that flows from our streets into the Bay, polluting water and threatening wildlife. An estimated 3 billion cigarettes are littered in the Bay

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Animae C (513)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:43 am

# 110
22 12 pm Oct 31
AniMaeChi ..

Pat B (356)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 5:32 am
TY, Cher. Done.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 5:49 am
> we've got 117 signatures, help us get to 10,000
Signed & Thank you Cher

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:53 am
N&S. Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:00 am

Christeen A (369)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:04 am

Joe R (190)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:13 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:18 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:25 am
you took action on October 31, 2013

. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 7:44 am
Signed and Noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:34 am
thank you for signing:
Tobacco Companies: Keep Your Butts Out of Our Bay!

Mary T (358)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:47 am
Thank you Cher - signed & noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:49 am
Kiitos, Cheree~ done.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:54 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:55 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:59 am
NS&S. # 162 BUT it's STOOPID smokers who're throwing butts on the ground. I'm a smoker ~ but if I see someone throw a butt you'll hear me bloody yelling a block away!!

Sonia M (60)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:09 am
S&N,thanks for sharing

. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:13 am
done. Keep your butts to yourself!

. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:27 am
#168 Signed and noted - thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:36 am
signed, thanks

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:55 am

Bartlomiej T (296)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:00 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cher.

Julie E (405)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:08 am
#176. Noted, signed and shared.

TOM TREE (246)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:39 am
Whoa !

Wait a minute .....
Common Sense ..., What a concept !!

Kathy Bergquist (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:55 am
Signed. Thanks for the news.

Michela M (3964)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:00 pm

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:02 pm
signed noted and shared,ty

Sara P (55)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:09 pm
Signed, thanks Cher.

. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:24 pm
looking forward to the day when no one smokes

Paul Smith (4)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:39 pm
Sit at any traffic light and look around on the ground. Butts everywhere! My wife still smokes(she is in the process to quit) but NEVER throws a butt on the ground. We carry a narrow glass bottle with a screw top as an ashtray. Use it until it's dirty and recycle. I've been smoke free for 6 years.

Deanna Burger (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 12:54 pm
It is not the Companies that throw the butts on the ground or put them out in the sand on the beach and leave them there, so they are not responsible for the litter. It is the lazy consumer that makes this mess. I used to smoke but have never left a butt on the ground or the beach. I watched as people put their butts in the sand and left them there, then they wanted to get all insulted when I told them to pick their filth up and put it in the trash where it belonged. Some of the lazy bastards still left them there. I'm sorry but the blame for this one is on people period.

Gerry W (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:13 pm
Most people throw butts on the street and they get washed to the sea etc. .. 20 cigarettes a day multiplied by at least 30% of the worlds population who smoke are killing our oceans and our air quality 24 hours a day.

. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:19 pm
Signed. Thanks.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:26 pm
Noted and signed. TY Cher

Sharon Davidson (371)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:26 pm

D. R (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:26 pm
Signed and commented!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:28 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:33 pm

Jo S (619)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:51 pm
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks Cher.

norma laborie (33)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:56 pm

Sonny Honrado (5)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 2:10 pm

Cathe romano (52)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 2:25 pm
Noted, signed & shared

. (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 3:31 pm
signed #289

David C (131)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 3:50 pm
signed. thanks.

Manel Dias (20)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 3:56 pm
Imagine the 3 Billion ciggarett buds are to be thrown around the bay area alone and how many more are being thrown around the entire globe. This is how the smokers contributes to destroy the planet earth and it's inhabitants. Please re-consider about the others on this planet too. There are many more millions of non-smokers and billions of animals as well. Be kind to every one and make sure to discard the poisionus stuff as the way the law has permitted.

Lisa N (206)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:43 pm
for signing:
Tobacco Companies: Keep Your Butts Out of Our Bay!

Jeremy S (3)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:44 pm
Some people try to blame the consumer--but if the tobacco companies really cared about the environment (which they don't), they'd find a way to make their products be completely consumed by the end of the user's usage. The responsibility for making this right should not rest solely on the shoulders of the consumers--that's what Big Tobacco says in order to wriggle out of trouble, as always. If they would spend more time on coming up with a solution and less time on corrupting innocent children to the ways of smoking, the whole world would be a better, safer, friendlier--and less smelly--place.

That said, tobacco had its uses, at one point. For example. back in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the United States was getting on its feet financially, and needed the monetary benefits tobacco provided, that cash flow was invaluable. Today, however, it causes nothing but trouble,

I may have offended a number of people. That was not my intent. I have nothing against people who smoke, and am friends with many smokers. However, I don't think tobacco companies should run the country, Which they practically do.

Constance F (418)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:47 pm
thank you for signing:
Tobacco Companies: Keep Your Butts Out of Our Bay!

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 4:48 pm
Save the Bay from Tobacco Companies.

Cyrille D (140)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 5:31 pm
Noted & Signed ! Thanks, Cher !

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:14 pm
Signed and all the rest. Thanks Cher.

Shana M (56)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 8:10 pm
Signed and noted.

Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:04 pm
Butt out!


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Karen Chestney (112)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:21 pm

Katie and Bill D (107)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:13 pm
Signed * Nasty butts everywhere, contaminating the water, animals there, the fishing the swimming!
Thank You Cher

Colleen L (3)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:53 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cher

Caroline Liddell (11)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:54 pm
I've signed this,Cher;Thank you for sharing this with us.Few people realize how toxic cigarette butts are;the nicotine in just one cigarette butt can kill a human child.I shudder to think what it might do to an even smaller creature,such as a bird.I watch smokers throw these toxic things everywhere-even on the ground right next to(but not IN!)-trashcans!I guess their nicotine is so ambrosial to them they dont realize that it is poisonous to tiny creatures-and that the culminative effect of millions of poison drenched cigarette filters seeping into our soil,water and sea is not good for our planet.Dont even get me started about what the smoke does to air quality!Did you know that even newborn babies born to nonsmoking parents have nicotine metabolites in their blood?Or that cigarette smoke contains radioactive elements?(polonium,radon/lead-210-all radioactive elements that add radiation damage to the chemical poisoning of your hapless body cells!)As much as we might WISH it,cigarette smoke doesn't just vanish-the pollutants stay in our environment.It'd be nice if it just wafted off into space-but no-just like the butts do,the incinerated toxins remain here-on Earth-where they continue to wreak havoc.The tobacco companies should have to pay for cleanup-and so should smokers caught tossing butts willy nilly!I believe thats called littering-and since THIS litter is actually toxic,its alot worse than a candy wrapper in consequences for our environment.Education as to why this is undesirable behaviour might help with more considerate smokers.The tobacco companies do not need to be educated-they already know exactly how toxic(+addictive)their products are;they designed it that way.They should be fined out of business for all the damage theyve done to humanity,and our planet. Better yet-lets make tobacco company executives consume their own products till they all suffer the same miseries their victims do!After all,if these products are really as harmless and benign as these tobacco execs all testified before our Congressional hearings that they were-surely they wont mind demonstrating how wholesome their products are by consuming them themselves??

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:01 pm
thanks for sharing

Jan F (15)
Friday November 1, 2013, 12:14 am
Signed of course! (and spam flagged)

Ondine J (134)
Friday November 1, 2013, 12:39 am
Thank you. Noted and signed

Inge B (202)
Friday November 1, 2013, 12:54 am


. (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 1:58 am
𝕾𝖎𝖌𝖓𝖊𝖉 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕮𝖍𝖊𝖗!

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:15 am
Victoria,you took action on November 01, 2013.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:17 am
noted and signed

Frances Darcy (133)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:18 am

Ben B (20)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:08 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher for posting. Yet another reason that smoking is probably not such a good idea.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:25 am

barry Werbowsky (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:28 am
Once apon a time I smoked and ended up in the hospital because of it. I walk a lot being unemployed ( there is a good issue people should talk about!!!) and what really bothers me is seing very young teenagers smoking! Like hello people,

Past Member (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:48 am
I never sit on the grass in a park because it is like sitting in a giant ashtray. The outside of stations and offices are disgusting. The escalators in public places regularly break down because their insides get clogged up with butts. Stop smoking or then just use old fashioned grandpa pipes.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:10 am

TOM TREE (246)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:51 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday November 1, 2013, 7:55 am
S&N, thanks

Veerle V (44)
Friday November 1, 2013, 9:13 am
Signed, thank you.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday November 1, 2013, 10:11 am
Signed & noted, Thank you

Dmitry Nikiforov (222)
Friday November 1, 2013, 10:40 am
Thanks, Cher!

Andrs Yokers (6)
Friday November 1, 2013, 11:56 am
Hate seeing garbage go into coastal waters!

Past Member (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 11:59 am
signed. John Smith's British burned alive the tribal groups of my grandfathers lands on the Chesapeake to steal the tobacco fields and earn $$. Seems that death and profit are still holding hands in my ancestral home, coast to coast. Watch out for Fukushima radiation...things are worsening exponentially.

. (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 1:39 pm

aj E (164)
Friday November 1, 2013, 1:48 pm

Rhonda B (106)
Friday November 1, 2013, 1:53 pm
thank you

Kathleen R (138)
Friday November 1, 2013, 4:48 pm
signed & noted

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:16 pm
Signed and Noted!

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday November 1, 2013, 7:48 pm

Elisa F (235)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:22 am
N&S. Thanks, Cher.

J. J. (30)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:59 am
Love the headline:)

Janis K (126)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 9:53 am
Signed thanks

Audrey L (37)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 2:38 pm

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:21 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Maria S (95)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 11:19 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Cher!

Klaus Peters (14)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 5:10 am
Noted and signed with comment: I am glad I am not a burden anymore, I stopped smoking New Years day 2000
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