I know they used to smoke inside (and also outside in summer). That made them even more selfish, not less. The scourge of fag ends on our streets is a direct result of smokers' selfish belief that they have a god given right to flick ash and throw butts whenever and wherever they please. Anywhere on the street, anywhere in a park, on a beach, over my garden wall. They also feel free to do things like blow their second hand fumes sideways at me so it doesn't blow back into their own face.
You may appreciate these things. If you do then feel free to clean up their mess at your expense, not mine.
Agreed, Pops. Personally, I always put them out on the metal thingy on top of the bin and put the extinguished fag end in the bin - simples. Ash does admittedly go onto the pavement, but then so, too, does chewing gum, dog poo, particles from exhausts, sandwich wrappers, etc. Not about to get into the ex smoker-type debate that I can see might be coming!