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  • 1. Fires Begun by Lighted Tobacco Products in the U.S.
    Source: NFIRS and NFPA Survey
  • 2. Civilian Deaths in Fires Begun by Lighted Tobacco Products in the U.S.
    Source: NFIRS, NFPA Survey
  • 3. Civilian Injuries in Fires Begun by Lighted Tobacco Products in the U.S.
    Source: NFIRS, NFPA Survey
  • 4. Fires Begun by LightedTobacco Products
    FIRES: DOWN 66%, 1980 to 2008
    DEATHS: DOWN 66%, 1980 to 2008
    INJURIES: DOWN 71%, 1980 to 2008
    #1 cause of fatal fires in the U.S.
    Source: NFIRS, NFPA survey
  • 5. First Ignited Items in Smoking-Related Home Structure Fires, 2004-2008
    Source: NFIRS and NFPA Survey
  • 6. First Ignited Items for Civilian Deaths in Smoking-Related U.S. Home Structure Fires, 2004-2008
    Source: NFIRS and NFPA survey
  • 7. Trend in U.S. Cigarette Consumption (in Billions)
    Source: “Table 1 – Cigarettes: U.S. output, removals, and consumption,” www.ers.usda.gov,
    accessed October 22, 2008; and statistics from earlier years from “Consumer Data,”
    www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/tables/economics/consupmp1.htm.
    *Data not updated since 2006
  • 8. Who Dies in Smoking-Material Fires?
    1 in 4 victims – NOT the smokers whose cigarettes ignited the fatal fires
    Of those victims…
    • 34% were children of the smokers (maybe adult)
    • 9. 25% were neighbors or friends
    • 10. 14% were spouses or partners
    • 11. 13% were parents
    Source: FIDO analysis for USFA project, February 2006.
  • 12. Who Dies in Smoking-Material Fires?
    4 in 10 or 39% of victims – age 65 or older
    2.1 smoking-related fire deaths per million population for ages 18 to 64
    7.1 per million for ages 65 and older
    BUT…
    21% of people age 18 or older smoke in the U.S.
    9% of people age 65 or older smoke in the U.S.
    3 times the death rate with less than half the smoking rate
    Sources: NFIRS, NFPA survey, Statistical Abstract
  • 13. Condition of Smokers Who Die in Smoking-Material Fires
    47% – alcohol or other drugs involved
    15% – physical limitations related to age
    15% – physical disabilities not related to age
    7% – using medical oxygen
    Source: FIDO analysis for USFA project, February 2006.

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