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Discarded Smoking Materials

It is important for smokers to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from fire.

  • Never smoke in bed as mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily.
  • Completely douse butts and ashes with water before throwing them away, as they can smolder and cause a fire.
  • Use ashtrays with a wide base so they won’t tip over and start a fire.
  • Do not smoke in bed because you might fall asleep with a lit cigarette.
  • 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.
  • Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. Medical oxygen can explode if a flame or spark is near. Even if the oxygen is turned off, it can still catch on fire.
  • To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. Don’t smoke after taking medicine that makes you tired.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children’s sight and reach.

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