Must remember not to stub my cigarette out on my own child's snowman, make sure it's someone else's snowman. And I must carry my cigarette above child head height, like an Olympic torch, while looking behind me, all the while looking for people waving at me and avoiding the possibility of burning an expensive coat. Oh and to make sure I'm in an old movie when I don't throw my butt down the drain. Phew! After all that hardcore social pressure to be aware of others when I smoke, I need a cigarette.
The pressure to stop smoking is everywhere these days. As the net tightens on smokers, and the list of places they can't smoke becomes longer and longer, the Japanese have are taking smoking awareness to a whole new level. The politeness and good social manners obsessed culture, have produced a series of bewildering public information signs, informing smokers of the impact their habit has on the rest of Japanese society. From sensibly reminding people of how far smoke spreads, to warning of burning children in the face and reminding you that snowmen are not ashtrays.
Here's a load more, that I have just come across.