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  • Never smoke in bed.  Replace mattresses made prior to the 1973 Federal Mattress Flammability Standard.
  • Don't put ashtrays on the arms of sofas or chairs.
  • use deep ashtrays and soak ashes in water before disposal.
  • Don't leave cigarettes, cigars or pipes unattended.  Put out all smoking materials before you walk away.
  • If you begin to feel drowsy while watching television or reading, extinguish your cigarette or cigar.
  • Close a matchbook before striking and hold it away from your body.  Set your cigarette lighter to "low" flame.
  • Is smokers have visited, be sure to check the floor and around chair cushions for ashes that may have been dropped accidentally.