Action Steps

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Photograph of a man wearing an oxygen mask.

Never Smoke in a Home Where Oxygen Is Used

Never smoke while using oxygen or are anywhere near an oxygen source, even if it is turned off. Oxygen can be explosive and makes fire burn hotter and faster.

Illustration of a fire-safe cigarette.

If You Smoke, Fire-Safe Cigarettes Are Better

Fire-safe cigarettes are less likely to cause fires. These cigarettes have banded paper that can slow the burn of a cigarette that isn't being used.

Photograph of a man falling asleep with a lit cigarette in his hand.

Be Alert

To prevent a deadly fire, you have to be alert. If you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy, put your cigarette out first. Smoking in bed is just plain wrong.

Photograph of a smoke alarm.

General Fire Safety Facts

Put It Out. All the Way. Every Time.