Residents Demand Cleveland Clinic Smokers Pick Up Butts

Posted on: 6:19 pm, July 24, 2012, by , updated on: 06:40pm, July 24, 2012

CLEVELAND — Along East 100th Street in Cleveland, residents are fed up.

“Just look at all those cigarette butts up there,” said Willie Freeman, resident.

“It just looks like liter on the sidewalk,” added Charles Dorsey, resident.

They are fed up with cigarette butts that have piled up on the street, which is across from the Cleveland Clinic.

“Their people come out here and smoke cigarettes,” added Dorsey.

Employees must cross the street because smoking is banned on the Cleveland Clinic’s campus.

Neighbors say employees light up but forget to clean up.

“The Clinic needs to put an ash tray out there for them. Or a designated area. Or a booth, something for them to smoke in,” said Imogene Dorsey, resident.

“We do not approve of this action and we take these complaints seriously. We strive to be good neighbors, and we’ll continue to educate our employees about keeping the neighborhood clean,” said the Clinic, in a statement.

The Clinic does not own the property across the street.