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Here's Roberto Cavalli on his used cigarette butt that sold for $400 on eBay: "At the Cavalli for H&M launch in 2007, I stepped out of the car smoking and dropped my cigarette on the pavement—a disgusting, dirty Italian habit—and I found out not long afterwards that it was sold on eBay for £250. My children said to me, 'You are not allowed to throw your butts away ever again, we'll have them.'" [The Cut, via Vogue UK]