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Stamp Out Smoking Fires
Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in our country. Do you know what causes these fire deaths? Carelessly discarded smoking materials.

From hot ashes dumped into the garbage to a cigarette falling on to a couch cushion, carelessly discarded smoking materials kills hundreds of people every year. These types of fires are too common. With a little attention you can prevent these fires and save lives. Remind friends and family members to be safe and follow these safety tips.

  • Never smoke in bed, when sleepy.
  • Always use large, oversized ashtrays.
  • Make certain ashes are cold before dumping ashtrays into the garbage.
  • Check for cigarettes or ashes that may have fallen between couch and chair cushions after a party.

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Last Modified:   February 05, 2010

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