Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Smoking in the Home

Smoking is a leading cause of fire-related deaths. Those who smoke have a substantially higher risk of fire-related death than non-smokers. Fatal victims of smoking-related fires are much more likely to be close to the point of fire origin than fatal victims of most other types of fires. This proximity can lead to fatal injury faster than smoke alarms can react. Responsible smoking habits include using fire-safe cigarettes, child proof lighters, and extinguishing the cigarette whenever it is unattended.