@ DavidGordon10 – 07/06/2013 08:52 GMT
At least cigarette or cigar butts don’t stick to the bottom of your shoes, can be swept up easily and are not a semi-permanent literal “blot on the landscape”. This is in contrast to the detritus of inconsiderate, ignorant and anti-social gum chewers who think it reasonable to eject the contents of their mouth over pavements, benches, carpets and to stick lumps of their gunk to walls, under desks etc. Cleaning the bl***y stuff off is worse than dog pooh. At least the latter is biodegradable.
If tobacco products can attract serious taxation, it’s well overdue that we had a £10 a pack “clean up levy” on chewing gum.
Rant over – and I will now return to my darkened room.