Smokers need to think before their tossing cigarettes

This is in regards to your “Think” cartoon on page A4 of the Advocate on Friday. I was displaced from my job in Fort McMurray by the fires when I had to evacuate from site. We drove down to Red Deer, got some sleep and am now quite comfortable enjoying a coffee and reading your paper. Sadly, many are not so lucky.

This is in regards to your “Think” cartoon on page A4 of the Advocate on Friday.

I was displaced from my job in Fort McMurray by the fires when I had to evacuate from site. We drove down to Red Deer, got some sleep and am now quite comfortable enjoying a coffee and reading your paper. Sadly, many are not so lucky.

One thing I saw that stuck with me was as we were starting our trip, just a few miles out of Anzac late that night in a line of vehicles, we saw a cigarette hit the ground thrown out of the vehicle ahead of us. Can you believe that? I am sure you have seen this before — it hits the road and immediately disintegrates into many small burning pieces. We are evacuating from a highly devastating fire, conditions are extreme, and we see this. Do they not see the connection or what? If you smoke, do us a favour — get an ashtray and use it.

Great cartooning and very timely.

Doug Brown

Red Deer

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