Throughout the Southwest Virginia region, the presence of litter affects not only the appearance of the landscape and the negative attitude of others toward those of us who live here, but it is also a deterrent to tourism and new industry. Although dramatic progress has been made over the past several years to clean up as well as to change attitudes and habits, litter and illegal dump sites continue to mar many roadways, mountainsides, and streams in our otherwise beautiful area.
If you have ever wondered if youth, smoking, illegal drug use, and littering have anything in common, wonder no more. The following findings should cause even the most radical smokers? rights fanatic to shiver: “Results of this study deliver a strong cautionary message that those who smoked cigarettes before the age of 15 were up […]