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Smoking is a major cause of fire fatalities, and we all know the health risks. But if you know a smoker who won't quit, and you want to help them reduce the risks, read on...
Smoking is the most common cause of fire fatalities – so here at London Fire Brigade, we believe that the best way to stay safe is to stub out the cigarettes for good. There's lots of support available to help you and your loved ones quit through NHS Smoke Free – and on 0300 123 1044.
For smokers who aren't ready to quit yet, e-cigarettes (vapes) are a better option from a fire safety perspective. Dropping a vape on a carpet, duvet or armchair won't start a fire. So if quitting completely isn't on the cards, it's a simple swap that can save lives.
Only use the battery and charger provided with the e-cigarette.
It's also worth visiting the Fire safety at home – electrics page.