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National No Smoking Day

National No Smoking Day

National No Smoking Day is a campaign to help spread awareness about the impact of smoking on people’s health such as damaged lungs, increased risk of a heart attack and an increased chance of being diagnosed with certain types of cancers. As well as having an impact on your health, in the UK cigarettes and other smoking products cause a third of all accidental fire fatalities in the home.

If you do smoke, there are ways you can try and keep yourself safe from the risk of fire. Below we have provided some fire safety tips and a video:

  • Never smoke in bed. This increases your chances of falling asleep with a lit cigarette which could catch fire.
  • Smoking outside reduces the risk of a cigarette catching fire on items in your home. Make sure that even outside you dispose of your cigarettes safely.
  • Make sure you stub out your cigarettes properly and dispose of them safely. Stub it out. Right out.
  • Use a proper ashtray to stub out your cigarettes and not a wastepaper basket. Make sure any ashtray is placed somewhere that won’t tip over and is made from material that will not burn.
  • Don’t leave a lit cigarette lying around. They can easily fall over and start a fire.
  • Take extra care if you smoke whilst you’re tired, taking prescription drugs, or if you’ve been drinking. You might fall asleep and furniture around you could catch fire.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of children’s reach and you could also buy child resistant lighters and match boxes. 
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