Smoking-related fires occur more often than you may think. Although many people are choosing to quit smoking, many fires are still caused by cigarettes and other smoking-related. Read below for tips on how to reduce the risk of these types of fires.
- If you or a guest is smoking inside, be sure to check for dropped cigarettes or ashes on and around furniture. Cigarette buts are known to smoulder for up to 3 to 4 hours.
- Use an ashtray.
- Never throw out ashtray contents in a garbage bin. Dispose of the contents in a non-combustible container.
- Never smoke in bed. In the case, you fall asleep while smoking, it could lead to a fire.
- Avoid smoking while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.
- Do not smoke in an area that may have flammable products.
- Replace your smoke detector batteries often.
- Keep lights and matches out of reach of children.
- Smoke outdoors. This is the best way to avoid smoking-related fires.
- Be sure to have a fire extinguisher handy.
Do these tips apply to Cannabis use? Yes!
The Insurance Market encourages you to be mindful of these safety tips while smoking indoors. 1 in 20 home structure fires is caused by smoking-related incidents each year. Protect your home and the safety of others while smoking.
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