Smoke safely to reduce risks of fire in your home
Smoking safely

Smoke safety

Careless disposal of cigarettes is the main cause of house fire fatalities

In Hampshire, just over half of house fire fatalities involve discarded smoking materials. 

Tips for smoking safety at home

  • smoke outdoors 
  • never smoke in bed
  • stub it out properly and dispose of carefully, use ashtrays and empty the cooled contents to an outside bin regularly
  • never leave lit cigarettes or cigars unattended


  • Never leave on charge or in a USB point unattended or overnight - they can ignite and cause fire.
  • Replace the batteries in your vape if they get damaged or wet
  • Store loose batteries for your vape in a case. Keep these away from metal objects such as coins and keys.
  • Protect your vape from extreme temperatures
  • Always use the correct charger for your vape.
  • Make sure you read and understand the manufacturer's recommendations for use and care of your device

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Related resources

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