About 50% more Germans smoke than Americans, and about double the number of Californians, so it’s hard to get away from tobacco smoke. Fortunately, in most public indoor places smoking is verboten. The side effect is that the sidewalks are not places to expect to find clean air.

I’m posting about this to get the subject off my chest, so to say.

Think of a world where public ashtrays were not needed

Think of a world where public ashtrays were not needed

At least these butts aren't underfoot

At least these butts aren’t underfoot

How conscientious can smokers be to keep their environment spiffy?

How conscientious can smokers be to keep their environment spiffy?

The smoker's mentor

The smoker’s mentor

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