Every year fires resulting from careless disposal of smoking
materials . Between the years 2000-2009 15% of Ontario's fire deaths in
adults ages 15-64 were caused by smoking materials. That number jumps to
23% in seniors over the age of 65!
Encourage smokers to smoke outside.
Dispose of cigarettes outside in non combustible containers.
Do not use flower pots or potting soil.
Keep ashtrays or containers away from combustible materials and
Ensure cigarettes are fully extinguished before leaving the room.
Empty ashtrays into a can or other metal container, do not dump them directly
into the garbage.
Ensure all lighters and matches are kept away from small children.
Make sure smoke alarms are installed and working throughout the home.
Never smoke in bed or mix smoking with medication or alcohol.