Comments on: Having the Environmental Conversation: I Didn’t Think It Started Here http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Jay http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20123 Thu, 12 May 2011 13:45:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20123 Chris and Shaun great comments! I totally agree that e cigarettes could help with these issues. I noticed a women toss a cigarette butt out the window of her minivan the other day. I would have loved to ask her why she did it but instead I just continued on. :-( She had a child in the back seat. It really bothered me because I grew up with parents that smoked around me. I always tried to get them to quit but they never did. I recently gave my mother an e cigarette started kit as a gift. I’ve researched many of the brands. I don’t think there is one brand that fits all so you really need to do some research before you choose a brand.

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By: Shaun http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20122 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:41:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20122 I completely agree, imagine if everyone who smokes cigarettes switched to the e cigarettes how all the streets would soon be clean of cigarette butts in the gutters. Not to mention the stink of them from those that smoke in public. I found another cool site with some good e cigarette reviews

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By: Jan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20121 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:15:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20121 Nice post. I also totally love my e cigarette. And cigarette butts are awful. Everyone should use them. But, guys, watch out, don’t get yourself a scam electronic cigarette. There are quite a few. Read reviews first: http://www.electroniccigarettereviewsite.net/

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By: Rachel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20120 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:22:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20120 It kills me that smokers for some crazy reason don’t think that butts are garbage or litter! I have done the same many times and confronted the smoker trying to educate them that they just tossed litter on the ground only to be met with much the same response, “oh well, then why don’t you pick it up…”. Maybe it is time to ban smoking all together to do away with the temptation these folks can’t seem to fight of tossing thier butts on the ground??!! We could get rid of the trash polution along with air polution all at once!

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By: Jacob http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20119 Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:41:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20119 Its not just the National Mall that we should be taking care of. Honestly, the amount of disgusting cigarettes that litter the streets in nearly every city in America is disturbing. For one the obvious litter is an issue. The other issue is that all of that cigarette smoke goes into the air (it does not just disappear). How much pollutants and toxins go into the air from one city of smokers? One state? One country? That’s a lot of toxins that are going into the air. Factories just make their smoking obvious. We should be conscious of all the action we make and how they affect the environment.

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By: Decleor http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20118 Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:51:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20118 It’s hard to believe that people would have such an unhelpful and selfish attitude as that smoker!

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By: tricia http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20117 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:09:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20117 along with, The flouride, pesticides and gmo’s have got to go.

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By: LLL http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20116 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:42:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20116 “Every year smokers toss away over four trillion cigarette butts, fouling the environment terribly. But recently a few Chinese scientists embarked on the seemingly impossible project of finding value in this noxious waste. Collecting up big piles of discarded filters, they developed a process to extract chemicals that are effective at preventing corrosion when applied to steel pipes. Your assignment, Pisces, is to accomplish a comparable miracle: Turn some dreck or dross into a useful thing; discover a blessing in the trash; build a new dream using the ruins of an old pleasure.”

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By: GMike http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20115 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:05:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20115 Blaine – thanks for taking the risk of talking to these folks. It drives me crazy to pull up to a traffic light and there are thousands of butts littering the median. I had a bike wreck because of a flying butt. Please folks – littering hurts !!

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By: Chris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/08/having-the-conversation/#comment-20114 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 17:37:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3500#comment-20114 If everyone switched to electronic cigarettes the amount of deaths in the US would be reduced from 400,000 to about 4,000. Nicotine is as harmless as caffeine. The cigarette butts would be gone and the air cleaner. Really no reason not to.
Even our president now has his own electronic cigarette given to him by the Wendy Williams show for his birthday.

Personally I like my ecig. It’s the best in my opinion.

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