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Smoking and Medical Oxygen
Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where
medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause
materials to ignite more easily and make ﬁres burn at a
faster rate than normal. It can make an existing ﬁre burn
faster and hotter.
& Home Fire Safety& Home Fire Safety
The place where we feel safest — at home — is where most smoking-materials
structure ﬁres, deaths, and injuries occur. Smoking materials are the leading
cause of ﬁre deaths. Smoking material ﬁres are preventable.
KKK If you smoke, use only ﬁre-safe cigarettes.
KKK If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result
from ﬁres that started in living rooms, family rooms
and dens or in bedrooms.
KKK Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other
smoking materials up high out of the reach of
children, in a locked cabinet.
Put It Out
KKK Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from
anything that can burn.
KKK Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as
mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss,
dried grasses, leaves or other things that could
KKK Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure
they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the
best way to do that.
The risk of dying in a home
structure ﬁre caused by
smoking materials rises with
One out of four fatal victims
of smoking-material ﬁres
is not the smoker whose
cigarette started the ﬁre.
Fires have occurred while
e-cigarettes were being used,
the battery was being charged,
or the device was being
transported. Battery failures
have led to small explosions.
Never leave charging
E-cigarettes should be used
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