Be Responsible and Avoid More BC Fires! sign now

I was a volunteer for the North Shore Emergency Program during our horrendous BC Fires, I was able to spend time manning the "Search and Reply" phone lines during that difficult time. I was able to see/hear first hand what a devastating impact those fires had on the families affected by those fires, the cost to our firefighters and emergency personnel and the anguish it caused as so many other citizens of British Columbia and Canada helplessly watched the fires burn out of control.

While people are still suffering the consequences of the BC Fires, and as an avid hiker of our fantastic local trails and parks, I continue to see cigarette butts thrown carelessly onto the trails and everywhere else that I go. With the possibility of another dry summer upon us, I find these inconsiderate actions totally unacceptable. Whilst I recognize that not every smoker is guilty of such carelessness, many do not consider the consequences of their actions. Now we can all do something about it.

Please sign my online petition urging our government to take forthwith, the necessary actions to make discarding cigarette butts onto our roads, into our forests, and anywhere that is deemed public property illegal. Those who irresponsibly disregard the safety and beauty of our gorgeous province as they mindlessly toss away their cigarette butts should be made accountable for their actions.

Thank you
Stephanie La Porta
West Vancouver BC



"We the people of British Columbia, hereby request that our government make it illegal to discard cigarette butts lit or otherwise, onto our roads, into our forests or anywhere else that is deemed public property. We have witnessed the devastation that one carelessly discarded cigarette butt can do. Please hold smokers personally accountable and make throwing cigarette butts onto any public land or property illegal"

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  • 02 December 201550. Janet R
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    I agree with petitioner 100%
  • 05 November 201548. Louise S
    yes, please take action about this
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    no butts about it!
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    a special hello to my dear friend Stephany
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  • 13 January 201535. Barb P
    If a buts thrown in the forest does anybody hear?
  • 22 November 201434. Erik B
    I agree, very good viewpoint.
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  • 14 August 201431. R Gs
    We don't mind if you smoke...... just don't exhale !!!
  • 15 July 201430. Hans H
    Agree wholeheartedly, thank you for your initiative.
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  • 19 December 201325. Errol P
    The police need to be encouraged/persuaded to enforce existing litter laws. One conviction (for tossing smoldering cigarette butts) -- along with a hefty fine and/or jail time, as well as lots of media coverage -- would go a long way toward reducing/elimi
  • 03 December 201324. Rebecca S
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