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It is important to NEVER dispose cigarettes off your balcony.
If you choose to smoke on your balcony, use an ashtray and either bring the ashtray inside or cover it so the wind does not blow the ashes and butts off your balcony. Discarding cigarettes off the balcony, on the ground or on someone else's property is littering and it can be dangerous. Cigarettes that are still burning can melt plastic & are often the cause of balcony fires.
Amazon has a great selection of wind proof cigarette holders, take a look. Or you can get creative and use a leftover coffee tin.
Fire safety is everyone's responsibility.