Smoking proved a costly habit for two men in Huddersfield.
Both have been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds in fines and costs - after dropping cigarette butts in the street.
In all, the cigarettes cost them almost £600.
Alex King and Imran Shafi were charged with dropping litter in a place covered by the Environmental Protection Act.
Both offences happened in Huddersfield town centre, Kirklees magistrates were told.
King, of Goldington Avenue in Oakes, threw a cigarette down in New Street on May 13.
Kirklees Council prosecutor Miles Barker said that a council ranger witnessed this.
He said: “He was reported for the matter and the ranger picked it up and put it in the bin five metres away.”
Magistrates fined King, who was not present in court, £100.
He must also pay £129.60 prosecution costs and £20 victim surcharge.
Chairman Eileen Marchant commented that it was an “expensive cigarette butt”.
Imran Shafi, of Burngreave Road in Sheffield, was also charged with dropping his cigarette in public.
The offence happened at King Street on May 27 and was also witnessed by a council ranger.
Mr Barker said: “She saw him throw down the cigarette onto the floor as he entered the Carphone Warehouse.
“She identified herself, explained what he did and he gave his details.”
Shafi was also not in court and magistrates heard that there had been no response from him regarding the hearing.
He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £129.60 and £20 victim surcharge.