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

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