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'No if's or butts' for Guernsey smokers

Islanders are being asked not to drop cigarette butts. Credit: PA Images

Guernsey Police and the St Peter Port Parish Constables have relaunched a campaign designed to rid the town's pavements and roads of cigarette butts.

People seen smoking will now be given pouches to properly dispose of their cigarette ends.

Posters with the slogan 'No If's or Butts' will also be distributed in the worst affected areas.

Smokers are the cause of a litter problem in several 'hotspots' around St Peter Port, which severely degrades the look and feel of our beautiful town centre when they drop or flick their butts without thinking twice.

– Parish Constable Dennis Le Moignan

After the initial awareness drive, Guernsey police will be looking to take action against people they catch offending.

The police are reminding the public that it is an offence to knowingly drop litter in a public place and anyone seen doing so could be given an on the spot fine of £70.