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Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Lisa Braxton has a few safety tips to keep in mind if you're a smoker.
As members of the fire service, Portland firefighters know all too well the dangers of unattended or improperly discarded smoking materials. In fact, every year in the United States almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials.
Portland Fire & Rescue asks for your help in preventing home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable.
Where are you most at risk? Who is most at risk?
More fatal smoking-material fires start in bedrooms then in living rooms, family rooms and dens. Older adults are at the highest risk of death or injury from smoking-material fires even though they are less likely to smoke than younger adults.
If you smoke, put it out.
All the way.
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