Letters to the Editor

Automakers need to bring back ashtrays to prevent litter, fires

I have witnessed drivers throwing cigarette butts out of car windows onto dried brush along the road.

That’s the first thing I thought of when I read about the vegetation fire that spread and burned two homes in Atascadero.

Why did the auto manufacturers take all the cigarette ashtrays out of vehicles?


If you don’t smoke, you can put cough drops in the ashtray. If you do smoke, you don’t have to throw the butt out the window!

It was only a matter of time. How can we start a campaign called “Bring Back Ashtrays”?

Some folks will never quit, and those folks are mighty inconsiderate.

Susan Oberholtzer, Cambria