Stop this filthy habit

First published in Readers' Letters

I HAPPENED to observe two local schoolboys standing in my neighbour’s drive having a smoke.

This I have not got a problem with, if they wish to smell and die young it is their choice.

However, what I do object to is this filthy habit of constantly spitting, one lad felt he had to spit his smoke-contaminated saliva onto our pavement after every drag.

Heaven knows what his front room carpet is like.

This disgusting habit has now it seems been accepted as the norm. Most of the sports stars do it all the time and such a lovely image it projects in 3D, HD on our tellys.

Let’s please have a law with some kind of fine to try and stop this disgusting, filthy, unnecessary addiction.

P D, Shirley, Southampton.

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4:03pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Shoong says...

It is a foul habit that was even prevalent when I was a teenager, I think it's a misguided attempt to look hard or rebellious, they do seem to grow out of it.

£50 fine for spitting in a public area for me.
It is a foul habit that was even prevalent when I was a teenager, I think it's a misguided attempt to look hard or rebellious, they do seem to grow out of it. £50 fine for spitting in a public area for me. Shoong
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1:13pm Wed 4 Jul 12

sparkster says...

Hear hear, i get kids passing me spitting on the pavement do which i make a comment to them its a disgusting habit some adults are just as bad, perhaps if footballers set an example it might help, i think a fine would be a good idea as it applies to dog mess why not spitting
Hear hear, i get kids passing me spitting on the pavement do which i make a comment to them its a disgusting habit some adults are just as bad, perhaps if footballers set an example it might help, i think a fine would be a good idea as it applies to dog mess why not spitting sparkster
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