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Cigarettes

Smoking Materials

Cigarettes can cause a fire if not handled with care. Please follow the advice below and reduce the risk of a cigarette causing a fire:

  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Use a proper ashtray - never a wastepaper basket.
  • Make sure your ashtray can't tip over and is made of a material that won't burn.
  • Don't leave a lit cigarette, cigar or pipe lying around. They can easily fall over and start a fire.
  • Take extra care if you smoke when you're tired, taking prescription drugs, or if you've been drinking. You might fall asleep and set your sofa or bed on fire.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of children's reach.
  • Consider buying child resistant lighters and match boxes.

Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully.
Put them out. Right out!

Matches and Lighters

Matches an lighters should be used with care and kept out of the reach of children as they can easily start a fire if used improperly.

Matchboxes now carry the warning label illustrated below, which is a warning to keep them out of the reach of children.

Make sure cigarettes are properly stubbed out.

Don't smoke if you are tired. Stub out any lit cigarettes before you rest.

Never smoke in bed, it could easily catch fire.