Assembly bill targets cigarette filters

For some reason, people who would never “litter” drop cigarette butts on the sidewalk or toss them out car windows without thinking twice. Municipalities spend millions of dollars each year cleaning up cigarette trash; what may be worse, even a few cigarettes that reach creeks or the Bay through local storm drain systems pose a real threat to water quality. A bill recently introduced in the state legislator would outlaw the sale or any other transfer of filtered cigarettes. Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2014