Smoking is never a good idea, for health reasons as well as for safety, but until you find it possible to quit, protect yourself and loved ones by following these precautions:
For the health of other inhabitants as well as for fire prevention, try to confine smoking to outdoors. Never smoke in bed.
Never leave smoking materials unattended.
If you feel drowsy while smoking, extinguish your cigarette or cigar immediately!
Use only large, sturdy ashtrays with a center weight so that cigarettes fall into the ashtray rather than toppling over the edge and onto the floor.
Be careful as to how you dispose of butts, ashes, etc. Never empty a “live” ashtray into a wastebasket containing paper and other flammables. Instead, use an empty coffee can or at least a sheet of aluminum foil and wait until cigarette butts are cold to the touch before disposing. If in doubt, douse an ashtray with water before emptying.
Purchase child-resistant lighters.
Keep matches, lighters, etc., out of reach and eyesight of children, preferably in a high, securely locked cabinet.
Never smoke in homes where oxygen is in use (SEE SAFETY FACTS ABOUT HOME OXYGEN SYSTEMS).