A vase furnished with a foot or pedestal is known as an urn. Urns are used for different purposes such as, holding liquids, decoration and preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation. While the first recorded use of an urn is unknown, cremation of a dead body dates around the Stone ages. Cremation began to rise in popularity. No matter what century or region of a country the remains of the deceased person are put into elegantly designed jars. The bodies where set ablaze to honor the spirit of the dead. Different ethnicities use urns for different reasons. You may not notice, but you see urns almost everyday of your life. Not necessarily used for the remains of the dead. They are also used for the remains of a cigarette.
Millions of people smoke cigarettes on a daily basis. A million smokers, times an average of two cigarettes smoked per person can leave behind a mountain of cigarette ash and butts. In reply to the issue regarding cigarette and cigar trash, the ash urn was invented. Unlike an ash tray, an ash urn sits on a pedestal. The elevation of the urn makes it easy for people who are standing to ash and dispose their cigarettes. A smoking urn is another term used to identify these life saving receptacles. The popularity and functionality of urns can be seen everywhere, in every country. Throwing a cigarette in a normal trash bin can have devastating effects. People who are smoking that are about to enter a building usually end up throwing their cigarette butt on the ground. This can cause a pile up of trash in front of and around the building.
Many people are disgusted by the mere thought of smoking and will refuse to enter a facility with such sanitary issues.
Businesses all over the world place cigarette urns by their entrances and exits. Doing so keeps the area around the entrance neat and clean. Businesses are not the only ones that started putting cigarette trash combo urns around their properties. Homeowners also put them in or around their homes thanks to the few companies who started adding modern designs to them.
Although functionality of the two are similar, the components that a trash can and a cigarette urn are made of, are different. A garbage can is filled with potential fire hazards. Trash bags, news papers, and other debris can quickly catch fire. A cigarette urn doesn't have a trash bag, as a matter of fact they don't have a place to throw trash. Though some come with the option of both trash and ash recpetacles, their differences are easily noticeable. The internal parts of a smoking urn are made from metal, stone, or other none flammable solid materials.