If you do choose to smoke inside, try to choose a location in your home where it is not easy to fall asleep. Many people choose to only smoke in the kitchen for example; at a sturdy kitchen table whilst sitting in an un-upholstered kitchen chair, or even standing up.
Fire services have done a pretty good job spreading the “don’t smoke in bed” message; however, a big comfortable couch is also a risky location - it too can invite sleep.
Many smoking material related fires occur in the living room and the risk is even greater if you’re already tired, have taken medication that makes you drowsy or have consumed alcohol.
Watch Your Ashes and Your Ashtrays
When ashtrays need emptying, transfer the extinguished smoking materials to a non-combustible container with water in it. This ensures that all smoking materials are good and out before disposing of them.