A tough crackdown on people dropping cigarette ends on the street has been launched in Falkirk.
Falkirk Council said the problem had been getting worse
Council chiefs said anyone caught throwing away smoking-related litter would be hit with a £50 fine.
The local authority claimed the problem had worsened and was turning streets in the area into an "eyesore".
Falkirk Council environment convener Robert Spears said: "Since the introduction of the smoking ban we have had an increased problem."
The new regime is to be enforced from May.