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ACT Government issue ashtrays

By 24 June 2011 15

ashtrays civic style

When Mort Street in Civic was turned into a taxi rank the Government sensibly removed the parking metres that had previously adorned it.

But having left the bollards in place it’s nice to see the penguins have found an alternative use.

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15 Responses to ACT Government issue ashtrays
#1
00davist3:16 pm, 24 Jun 11

This is pretty much right outside my work…

Ain’t it a sweet place, ey?

#2
dvaey5:23 pm, 24 Jun 11

Beats seeing butts all over the ground

#3
mouthface5:32 pm, 24 Jun 11

I think its great use of surplus assets. Anyway, if you’re going to kick smokers to the curb, at least furnish them with ashtrays. At least that other nanny-state bastion, Singapore, has the decency to do it.

#4
Brindabella8:14 pm, 24 Jun 11

Another thing that non-smokers have to pay for….

#5
screaming banshee8:30 pm, 29 Jun 11

dvaey said :

Beats seeing butts all over the ground

Does it?

I was thinking the other day that the govt should remove all taxes, age restrictions, plain packaging etc and make the only mandatory requirement for smoking to be that a smoker, following the smoking of a cigarette, must extinguished it by inserting it in his/her rectum. Then we’ll see how much you need a cigarette.

#6
Pelican Lini1:41 am, 30 Jun 11

screaming banshee?
Bill Hicks had you and your ilk pegged a long time ago.
“What a bunch of whining maggots, a bunch of obnoxious, self-righteous slugs. I’d quit smoking if I didn’t think I would become one of you, I swear to God.
“I smoke. If that bothers anyone, I suggest you look around the world in which we live and shut your f…in’ mouth.”

#7
Classified8:58 am, 30 Jun 11

I wouldn’t mind smokers so much if it weren’t for the butts all over the ground. I know the building the photo was taken in front of, and having all those butts jammed in the parking meter mount doesn’t mean there aren’t butts all over the ground too. You should see about 30 metres towards the bus interchange where the moving guys have been for the past while.

#8
Thumper9:24 am, 30 Jun 11

Um, here’s a radical thought, supply ashtrays.

#9
Classified10:19 am, 30 Jun 11

Thumper said :

Um, here’s a radical thought, supply ashtrays.

Here’s an even more radical thought – smokers put your butts in the bin rather than on the ground. You MAY need to carry them for several metres to do this (it’s a tough ask but we know you’re up to it).

#10
dpm10:28 am, 30 Jun 11

Pelican Lini said :

“…”I smoke. If that bothers anyone, I suggest you look around the world in which we live and shut your f…in’ mouth.”

I don’t even know what this means?!?!
Does it mean if you look around, you’ll see the world is so depressing that it drives you to smoke?
If so, I suggest Bill seeks counselling, or some sort of depression therapy, or moves to a nicer part of the world! Is he living in Afghanistan perhaps? Geeez :-)

#11
Thumper11:09 am, 30 Jun 11

Here’s an even more radical thought – smokers put your butts in the bin rather than on the ground. You MAY need to carry them for several metres to do this (it’s a tough ask but we know you’re up to it

I’m not actually sure that there are any bins anywhere near this place. But I shall check.

#12
fragge11:23 am, 30 Jun 11

Classified said :

Thumper said :

Um, here’s a radical thought, supply ashtrays.

Here’s an even more radical thought – smokers put your butts in the bin rather than on the ground. You MAY need to carry them for several metres to do this (it’s a tough ask but we know you’re up to it).

I could replay these two comments against each other all day – well done Classified, your grasp of waste management is on par with the Labour party’s new bag ban.

I think this may be the only state in Australia where its the accepted (and encouraged) thing to do to verbally abuse and discriminate against people who choose to smoke tobacco. That’s despite having a high ratio of smokers/non-smokers and having one of the highest rates of cannabis use per household in Australia. The closest I can come to understanding this vitriolic hatred is the boiling rage I feel every time I see somebody smugly enjoying their caffeine hit at a cafe and then they just LEAVE THE CUP ON THE TABLE. Disgusting.

#13
00davist12:42 pm, 01 Aug 11

Looks like they may be cutting them down!

#14
Classified12:50 pm, 01 Aug 11

fragge said :

Classified said :

Thumper said :

Um, here’s a radical thought, supply ashtrays.

Here’s an even more radical thought – smokers put your butts in the bin rather than on the ground. You MAY need to carry them for several metres to do this (it’s a tough ask but we know you’re up to it).

I could replay these two comments against each other all day – well done Classified, your grasp of waste management is on par with the Labour party’s new bag ban.

I think this may be the only state in Australia where its the accepted (and encouraged) thing to do to verbally abuse and discriminate against people who choose to smoke tobacco. That’s despite having a high ratio of smokers/non-smokers and having one of the highest rates of cannabis use per household in Australia. The closest I can come to understanding this vitriolic hatred is the boiling rage I feel every time I see somebody smugly enjoying their caffeine hit at a cafe and then they just LEAVE THE CUP ON THE TABLE. Disgusting.

You’re absolutely right – how could I be so wrong? Of course smokers should be able to litter at will.

#15
p11:57 pm, 01 Aug 11

fragge said :

I think this may be the only state in Australia where its the accepted (and encouraged) thing to do to verbally abuse and discriminate against people who choose to smoke tobacco. That’s despite having a high ratio of smokers/non-smokers and having one of the highest rates of cannabis use per household in Australia. The closest I can come to understanding this vitriolic hatred is the boiling rage I feel every time I see somebody smugly enjoying their caffeine hit at a cafe and then they just LEAVE THE CUP ON THE TABLE. Disgusting.

I rage every time I see someone smoking (or using a plastic bag). Unless I have been smoking cannabis, then I don’t care so much. And I have it when I crossing the road and as I step across the gutter, I see the stream of water is washing along hundreds of little coffee cups….

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