Safe Smoking Practices

Safe Smoking Practices

Whether you smoke a cigarette, pipe or cigar, you are smoking burning tobacco. In the right circumstances, an improperly discarded tobacco product can start a fire. Although fire standard compliant cigarettes may reduce the likelihood that a cigarette will ignite a fire, one must still follow safe smoking practices.

Please follow the following safety tips:

  1. Smoke outside and extinguish cigarettes in water or sand.

  2. Soak cigarette butts and ashes in water before throwing them away; hot cigarettes or ashes should never be tossed into a trashcan.

  3. In a car, use the personal ashtrays or the ashtray in your car to extinguish your cigarettes.

  4. Never smoke if you are tired, have had alcohol or have taken medicine or drugs that make you sleepy.

  5. When using ashtrays, they should be deep and sturdy and be placed on something that is hard to ignite, such as a table.

  6. Keep smoking materials away from things that can burn, such as sofas, chairs, beds, or clothing.

  7. Never smoke in a house where oxygen is in use. You should also never smoke near an oxygen source, even if it is turned off. Oxygen can be explosive and can cause a fire to burn hotter and faster.

  8. Cigarettes thrown from car windows can cause wild land fires that endanger people, homes, and animals.