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Fines for cigarette litter bugs
Cigarettes on the street
Falkirk Council said the problem had been getting worse
A tough crackdown on people dropping cigarette ends on the street has been launched in Falkirk.

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.


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