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Boston smokers place votes with cigarette butts

Posted: 9:09 PM, Feb 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-12 02:35:22Z
Boston smokers place votes with cigarette butts
BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston is trying to rid the streets of unsightly cigarette butts by placing special receptacles in high traffic areas that will allow smokers to vote on a simple question.
 
The butt receptacles, with two disposal holes each, will be placed in seven areas of the city.
 
Each is decorated with a question that has two possible answers.
 
For example, one butt receptacle asks smokers: "Which superpower would you want?" Smokers can deposit their butts in an opening for "Flight" or for "Invisibility."
 
The receptacles, which are costing the city about $3,000, are part of the Neat Streets program. They will be installed later this month and residents are encouraged to tweet their own suggestions for questions at #NeatStreetsBos.