Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fire Safety- fire prevention from fire caused by cigarettes.

In lieu of upcoming winter I thought wood stove safety would be an appropriate blog subject, but this post is not about that.  Blog is still about fire safety, just not about wood stove; it's about preventing fires caused by cigarettes.

Surprising fact:  Smoking is #1 cause of fire related deaths in United States.

This in itself is surprising, but what makes it even more surprising is the fact that number of people smoking has been on a steady decline.  

So if you are knowingly and slowly killing yourself this blog is for you!  These tips will help you not accidentally kill yourself, but rather help you with your plan to a slow, and costly death.
·      Smoke outside- most home fires caused by smoking start inside the home.  It's better to smoke outside.  Ashtrays should be set on something sturdy and hard to ignite.  Putting cigarettes in a can filled with sand is a good idea.
·      Whenever you smoke, use deep, sturdy ashtray
·      Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out- Soak cigarette butts and ashes in water before throwing them away.  Do not toss hot cigarette butts or ashes in trash.
·      Lastly but still just as sexy and appealing as previous points, be alert- if you are sleepy or have been drinking or have been taken medicine that makes you drowsy, put your cigarette out first. 

Combining these tips with basic logic will make sure you don't die accidentally, but rather on your terms.

Use tips above not to have this happen to you.