Stay safe with candles and cigarettes

Smoking is the single biggest cause of fire deaths in the UK. If you smoke it is important you take care when extinguishing your smoking materials.

  • Be extra careful if you have been drinking alcohol or taking medication which may make you drowsy.
  • Be careful with candles and tea lights. Avoid placing them on or near materials that could burn or catch fire –  like curtains.
  • Make sure cigarettes are put out properly after you have finished with them.
Image of cigarette being put out in an ashtray
Image of candle dangerously close to curtains