Home / Articles / Cigarettes And Fire Safety

Cigarettes and Fire Safety

Smoking tobacco is dangerous to your health in more ways than you may realize. In addition to the long term risks of heart and lung disease, cigarettes have also been the cause of many disastrous accidents. In fact, lit cigarettes are the leading cause of fatal house fires in the United States. If you smoke, or live with someone who does, it is very important to observe basic fire safety.

Careless smokers are not only taking chances with their own lives; they are also risking the lives of everyone who lives near them. If you or a loved one has been injured in a preventable fire caused by negligence, the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. Call our offices at (414) 271-0900.

Fire Safety for Smokers

The U.S. Fire Administration has published important fire safety tips for smokers, including:

  • Use reliable ashtrays. They should be thick, durable, and resistant to tipping over.
  • Never leave a lit cigarette unattended. Always make sure your cigarette butts are fully put out – with no smoke coming from them – before you through them away.
  • Never smoke in a home with oxygen tanks. If someone in your home needs supplemental oxygen, do all of your smoking out of the house.
  • Keep cigarettes and ashtrays away from flammable materials. Never leave an ashtray on a couch, or near curtains or papers.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by a negligent smoker or other party, our Milwaukee burn injury attorneys can help you decide what steps to take.

Contact Us

Victims of negligence can be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To discuss your case with an experienced Milwaukee house fire injury attorney, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.