cigarette end


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cigarette end

n
(Recreational Drugs) the part of a cigarette that is held in the mouth and that remains unsmoked after it is finished
Translations

cigarette end

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References in classic literature ?
Another thing I was conscious of, strangely enough, was the enormous brass bowl for cigarette ends.
Disorder, the remains of dinner, a broken wine-glass on the floor, spilt wine, cigarette ends, fumes of drink and delirium in my brain, an agonising misery in my heart and finally the waiter, who had seen and heard all and was looking inquisitively into my face.
However, discarding a cigarette end now seems to be deemed a more serious crime.
A spokesperson for Wirral council said: "Discarding a cigarette end down a grid is litter and the enforcement officer was right to issue a fixed penalty notice if that is what they witnessed.
Jim Jones, executive board member for Environmental and Public Protection, said: "Dropping litter is against the law and dropping a cigarette end is no different from throwing away any other sort of litter.
An investigation found a cigarette end which had not been stubbed out had been placed into a candle holder on a window sill which set fire to the curtains.
Grangetown Fire Station watch manager Marty Challenor said: "We are still investigating but it appears that the fire started from a cigarette end in a bin in the kitchen.
We have highlighted that it is not acceptable to drop a cigarette end and this is having an impact on our streets.
Upon investigation, they found a small fire caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette end dropped in a waste paper basket holding paper.
Richie Brown, neighbourhood warden co-ordinator (south) said: "Throwing away a cigarette end is the same offence as dropping any other type of litter and attracts a fixed penalty notice of pounds 80.
That's if they discard their cigarette end on the street.
The blaze - thought to have been caused by a cigarette end - was confined to the bedroom.