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Smoking

There are three serious house fires a week in Lancashire caused by smoking materials.

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Do not smoke in bed. You could easily fall asleep and the cigarette may ignite the bed.

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Make sure all cigarettes are out and ashtrays are cooled before emptying into a bin.

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If drinking alcohol or taking prescription drugs, take extra care when smoking. It’s so easy to fall asleep and not notice that a cigarette is still burning.

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Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.

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Keep your lit cigarette or cigar with you at all times.

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If you want to try to give up smoking, get in touch with NHS Smokefree. You can contact them be visiting www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Watch the video below to find out more about the dangers of smoking and fire.