Presentation on theme: "2012 IDA Conference More Butts on the Street 10:30 - Noon Sat. Sept. 22 Smoking Restrictions, Negative Effects, and Strategies for LESS BUTTS on the Street."— Presentation transcript:
2012 IDA Conference More Butts on the Street 10:30 - Noon Sat. Sept. 22 Smoking Restrictions, Negative Effects, and Strategies for LESS BUTTS on the Street
Cigarette Litter Facts Cigarette Butts = 38% of all roadside litter Indoor Smoking Bans = more litter on the street = more clean up costs, and More smokers gathering outside buildings = potential nuisance
THE NUMBER ONE LITTERED ITEM ….But it doesn’t have to be! KAB research indicated the overall littering rate for cigarette butts is 65% that each additional ash receptacle reduced this rate by 9%
Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Strategies: Review and support litter laws Educate the public to build awareness Install ash receptacles at transition points Distribute portable ashtrays to adult smokers
Program Impact On average, cuts cigarette litter in half Sustains impact over time 103 programs reported a sustainability scan: –48% reduction from the original preliminary scan in 2011 to the first follow up scan in 2011 –An additional reduction of 17% from the first follow up scan in 2011 to the sustainability scan in 2012
Program Challenges Ash receptacle selection and installation Codes, regulations, bans and restrictions Workplace – potential conflict? Concerns re “water cooler” effect – gathering place for smokers
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