Completely douse butts and ashes with water before throwing them away, as they can smolder and cause a fire.
Never smoke in bed.
Provide large, deep ashtrays with a center support for smokers.
Check furniture for any dropped ashes before going to bed.
Empty ashes into a fireproof container with water and sand.
Keep smoking materials away from anything that can burn (i.e., mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, draperies, etc.).
Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used.
If you choose to smoke, choose fire-safe cigarettes. They are less likely to cause fires.
To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be if you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine or other drugs.
Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children’s sight and reach.