Bulwell smoker coughs up £87 for dropped cig

Embargoed to 0001 Sunday July 1.''File photo dated 10/6/2007 of a cigarette stubbed out in an ashtray as almost two fifths of former smokers think the ban on smoking in public places helped them to quit, research shows. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday July 1, 2012. The figures, released on the fifth anniversary of the smoking ban in public places in England, found that 37% of former smokers believe the ban helped them to kick the habit. However, it is still estimated that 10 million people in the UK smoke, according to the research conducted by Pfizer. A quarter of current smokers said they were happy to go outside to smoke whatever the weather, the research suggests. One in five smokers who want to quit have sought medical help, the poll of 6,300 people found. The ban on smoking in public places in England came into effect on July 1 2007, spelling an end to drinkers having a cigarette with their pint in pubs, bars and clubs. See PA story HEALTH Smoke. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Sunday July 1.''File photo dated 10/6/2007 of a cigarette stubbed out in an ashtray as almost two fifths of former smokers think the ban on smoking in public places helped them to quit, research shows. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday July 1, 2012. The figures, released on the fifth anniversary of the smoking ban in public places in England, found that 37% of former smokers believe the ban helped them to kick the habit. However, it is still estimated that 10 million people in the UK smoke, according to the research conducted by Pfizer. A quarter of current smokers said they were happy to go outside to smoke whatever the weather, the research suggests. One in five smokers who want to quit have sought medical help, the poll of 6,300 people found. The ban on smoking in public places in England came into effect on July 1 2007, spelling an end to drinkers having a cigarette with their pint in pubs, bars and clubs. See PA story HEALTH Smoke. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
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The dropping of one cigarette end in the street proved a costly mistake for a 26-year-old woman from Bulwell.

For she ended up having to cough up £87 after she was arrested, charged and hauled before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

Holly Wilde, of Nine Acre Gardens, Bulwell, pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing litter at Front Street, Arnold on Friday 6th June.

She was fined £37 and ordered to pay court costs of £30, plus a surcharge of £20.