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Smoking Safety


Every year fires are caused from careless disposal of smoking materials .  Between the years 2007-2011, 7% of Ontario's fires were caused by smoking materials.  In 2001, 90% of fires started by smoking materials occurred in the home.

  • 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 buildings.
  • 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.
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