Watch Heather explain Douse It on Fox 21 News. If you’re going to be a smoker, do it safer, do it smarter. Prevent liter, prevent wildfires.
DENVER, COLO. — We often see cigarette butts flying out of car windows as we drive along our city streets. Beside being a litter-bug, that smoker could also unintentionally start a fire on a dry shoulder.
A new Colorado-made invention called, “Douse It” is hoping to cut the risk of roadside fires.
“Douse It” is a water ashtray for smokers to keep in their cars, or any cup holders as an alternative to flicking the cigarette butt out the window.
Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) — According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2010 there were an estimated 90,800 smoking material fires in the U.S.
But a new, Colorado-made product may help put an end to that danger.
Former smoker and inventor/creator of Douse It, Heather Leigh, was searching for a better way to dispose of her cigarettes. But when she couldn’t find one, she invented her own.
Douse It – Reusable cigarette disposal device – Helps reduce litter and wildfires. “The smart alternative to flicking cigarette butts on the ground.” Remove the lid, fill with water, dispose of each cigarette by turning the hold in the lid to an empty cylinder to douse it in water. Fits in vehicle cup holders – cars, boats, RV’s, and golf carts. New Product to help prevent wildfires from cigarettes. Buy now for only $11.99. The company is donating 10% of the profits back to the community to help with post-wildfire activities like planting and laying straw to help reduce flooding.
While working for FEMA on wildfires in Colorado and other states, the inventor started thinking about how to help smokers extinguish cigarettes without flicking them out their car windows or flicking them on the ground. After seeing how many people used water bottles to extinguish their butts with water, the idea for Douse It started to take shape. Read More
An interview with Heather Leigh on her invention Douse It! – an alternative for smokers flicking cigarettes out the window. Also, Heather talks about her experience working for FEMA.
We are pleased to introduce Douse It this year just in time for summer and wildfire season to help reduce litter and prevent wildfires. This water ashtray is intended for use in the cup holders of vehicles to help prevent wildfires and reduce litter.