Smoking & Fire Safety
Smoking is the main cause household fires deaths in Massachusetts.
Smoking is the leading cause of fire death. Learn to be a smoker with responsibility. Always put it out of here. All the way. Every time you’re smoking. The best way to do this is in a sand pail. The improper use and disposal of smoking products (of all kinds) is the leading cause of fire deaths in Massachusetts. Smoking fires will smolder undetected for a long time, and then burst into flames, whether on a bed, in a sofa, or in a pile of mulch. Be a responsible smoker and completely and properly extinguish your smoking products. Do it every time you do smoke. Follow these tips for safety when smoking in the home:
- If you choose to smoke, go outside A lot of objects in your home will catch fire if they contact something hot like a cigarette or ashes. It’s always safer to smoke outside.
- Put your cigarettes out all the way. Do it every time. Never Don’t walk away from light cigarettes and other smoking products. Put water on the ashes and butts to make sure they’re out before you put them in the garbage.
- Be mindful. refrain from smoking after you take a medication that makes you sleepy. If you are sleepy or have taken medication that makes you exhausted, you may not be able to stop or escape from a burn.
- Never smoke with medical oxygen. If a flame or spark is close, medical oxygen may combust. Even if the oxygen is turned off, it can still catch fire.
- Never go to sleep with cigarette. Mattresses and bedding will quickly catch on fire. Don’t smoke in your bed so you could fall asleep with a lit cigarette.
- Always put cigarettes out in an ash tray. Ash trays with a large base are recommended so that they can’t fall over and cause a fire.
Electronic Cigarette Safety
The primary cause the fire and explosion by e-cigarettes is failure of their lithium-ion batteries. To keep the battery healthy, follow these guidelines:
- Never use a phone or tablet charger for your e-cigarette.
- Don’t charge your e-cigarette overnight.
- Shield your e-cigarette from high temperatures.
- Use a case to store loose batteries for your e-cigarette.
- Keep e-cigarettes away from metal objects.