LETTERS: Where there’s smokers…

Letter writers address the potential dangers of smoking beyond health.

Editor:

While walking along 16 Avenue, across from the Peace Arch Hospital, I was shocked to see so many cigarette butts thrown onto the dry grass and into the fallen dry leaves.

How careless and stupid can anyone be? It is terrible enough to breathe smoke into one’s own lungs and not consider all the consequences of this action.

When one considers all the fires across western Canada and U.S. that have occurred last year and this year already, we all need to be more cautious.

If you must smoke, put you butt in your pocket, not on the ground among dry grass and trees!

R.J. Kile, Surrey

• • •

The wooded area where I walk my dog every day has been bone dry.

One discarded ‘sickaret’ or joint would cause it to burn down in a flash. I’ve seen evidence of people smoking tobacco and marijuana there, despite signs warning of the hazard, and the fines that they would have to pay when caught breaking the law.

I would encourage the RCMP and/or bylaw officers to visit wooded areas — especially at night — to reduce the risk of losing forests forever.

Jerry Steinberg, Surrey

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

PHOTOS: Surrey rally supports Mona Wang, calls for wellness check reform

Security camera footage shows Wang being dragged, stepped on during RCMP wellness check at UBCO

Filming applications ‘coming in slowly’ to the City of Surrey

Netflix cancels ‘Sabrina’, but filming manager says new calls coming in to film in Cloverdale

‘Did anything good come out of my son’s overdose death?’ – South Surrey mom

Maggie Plett says action still needed on recovery homes

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

JULY 11: B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Once-in-a-lifetime comet photographed soaring over Abbotsford

Photographer Randy Small captures Comet NEOWISE in early-morning sky

Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Man shot dead in east Abbotsford suburbs

Integrated Homicide Investigative Team called to investigate

Most Read

l -->