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Smoking Fire Safety

Fires caused by smoking are the leading cause of fire deaths among the elderly.

  • NEVER smoke in bed.
  • Do not smoke near gas stove or oxygen.
  • Do not smoke while using medications or alcohol.
  • Never leave smoking materials unattended.
  • Use large, deep ashtrays.
  • Check furniture for discarded smoking materials.
  • Soak ashes in the ashtray before discarding.
  • Never throw butts in trash can or out car windows.
  • Don’t smoke near gasoline, aerosols, cleaning fluid, and paint thinners.