The Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes has worked to save lives and prevent injuries and devastation from cigarette-ignited fires.
One hundred percent of the U.S. population is now better protected from cigarette fires thanks to state passage of fire-safe cigarette legislation. The Coalition, headed by NFPA, is now working to support states in the development of strategies to implement and enforce fire-safe cigarette laws and to measure the efficacy of the new standard.
In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 90,000 smoking-material fires in the U.S., largely unchanged from 90,800 in 2010. These fires resulted in an estimated 540 civilian deaths, 1,640 civilian injuries and $621 million in direct property damage; deaths were down substantially from the year before.
Source: NFPA's "The Smoking-Material Fire Problem" report