Fire Rescue Victoria

Smoking practices

Smoking is a leading cause of house fire deaths in Australia, with many fires starting due to unsafe smoking behaviours.

If you are a smoker, Victorian fire services recommend you take the below actions to minimise your risk of starting a house fire.

Quitting smoking is the safest option from a health and a fire safety perspective.

However, if you are going to continue to smoke, view the Smoking and Home Fire Safety fact sheet to learn about some ways you can minimise your fire risk.

Reviewed 31 December 2021

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