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Support No Smoking Day and help to reduce the number of fires caused by cigarettes.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is using the national campaign as an opportunity to remind smokers that their habit does not only pose a risk to their health, but to everyone else in their household and the property itself.

Community Safety Manager Steve Duffield said: “Smoking is the single biggest cause of fire deaths in the UK so it is important we support No Smoking Day, as giving up greatly reduces the chances of having a fire at home. Apart from the health benefits, if people want an extra reason to try and give up smoking then thinking about the fire dangers associated with cigarettes and smoking materials is a good place to start. It is vital that smokers understand how dangerous smoking at home can be”.

For more information and how to get involved in No Smoking Day, please click here.

For smokers not ready to kick the habit this No Smoking Day, it is important to follow these smoking safety tips:

Never smoke in bed

Always use a proper ashtray, never put cigarettes directly into a bin

Don’t leave a lit cigarette, cigar or pipe lying around – they can easily fall over and start a fire

Take extra care if you smoke when you are tired, taking prescription drugs or if you have been drinking

Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children

Further resources for those seeking help to quit smoking in Humber and Yorkshire regions, can be found here: