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Lighting a cigarette

Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 17,200 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2014. These fires caused 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in direct property damage. Smoking materials caused 5% of reported home fires, 21% of home fire deaths, 10% of home fire injuries, and 6% of the direct property damage.*

 

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Home smoking material fires and deaths by year

Smoking safety messages in American Sign Language


In this presentation, safety tips are provided for the precautions that should be taken by people who smoke, where to smoke safely, and how to properly dispose of cigarettes.

*Source: NFPA’s "Latest Estimates of Home Fires Started by Smoking Materials - 2014"