Tips for Preventing Cigarette-Related Fires

Prevent Cigarette-Related Fires

Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire-related deaths in the United States and the second leading cause of injuries among people ages 65 and older. Evidence suggests that most of the fires that result in death were caused by smoking materials, such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, igniting in bed. Never smoke in bed or if you are sleepy, intoxicated or taking medication.

Did You Know?

Following these simple fire-safety tips can boost survival rates dramatically: