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Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

Oh, Ronnie...

It’s difficult to walk anywhere in a city (and in rural areas it really ticks me off) and not see cigarette butts on the sidewalk. Even when driving, chances are a butt will tumble by, thrown out the window of that Chevy Truck up ahead with a Calvin Pissing sticker and a set of balls on the trailer hitch.

I can do more things than piss, you a**hole!

And why do people think that throwing butts out the window is not littering? Or maybe they do, but for some reason it seems that butts get a pass when it comes to chucking them into the environment. Makes me mad!

You wouldn't like me when I'm angry

Do you know how many butts pile up each year? 4,500,000,000,000!

Yikes.

So I was happy to hear that today good news came out that scientists from China might have found a use for all this trash. From Rueters:

Chemical extracts from cigarette butts — so toxic they kill fish — can be used to protect steel pipes from rusting, a study in China has found.
The scientists in China said they identified nine chemicals after immersing cigarette butts in water.
They applied the extracts to N80, a type of steel used in oil pipes, and found that they protected the steel from rusting.
The chemicals, including nicotine, appear to be responsible for this anti-corrosion effect, they added.

At least smokers won’t find rust in their lungs!

So, if this is true and can actually be applied, in additon to the oceans and sidewalks and highways being cleaned up, no more steel will rust, which in turn will allow the oil companies to redirect the millions of dollars they currently spend annually on repairs toward something else, like cleaning up the environment or cessation programs or—-ah hell, they’ll just give their executives a better Christmas bonus!

Those yachts aren’t getting any cheaper!

Thank you kindly, Chinatists

-Chesterfieldboy

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