New law sees fines for cigarette butt throwers

in News · 12-08-2020 10:08:00 · 6 Comments

A new law passed last year entailing fines for anyone caught throwing cigarettes butts onto the floor will come into effect next month.

Transgressors could be slapped with fines ranging between €25 and €250. The law was passed on 3 September last year and also applies to establishments that fail to provide patrons with ashtrays. It will be implemented from 3 September.


No problem with the message. So, the government will place receptacles on the street for the butts to be put in, right? If they don't discard properly, they get a fine. People will still smoke.

By J Henry from USA on 13-08-2020 05:24

This is good news to the environment!

By Anna from Madeira on 13-08-2020 01:54

It will be good , but there should be law no to smoke on public place , who don’t smoke they feel very bad

By Bhupa singh from Lisbon on 12-08-2020 09:05

For people who don't care to learn, hitting them in the wallet is the only way to instill some understanding.

By William from Other on 12-08-2020 07:54

Hopefully and unfortunately money will talk where the education miserably fails!

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 12-08-2020 02:44

I am pleased to hear this because I see cigarette butts discarded all over the place, sometimes loads of them at bus stops and on train lines. They are a major source of plastic pollution of the environment, a source of toxins, and a wildfire risk when thrown in the countryside.

By Steve Andrews from Other on 12-08-2020 11:10
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