Fires Begun by Lighted TobaccoProducts in the U.S.1980                                                    334,3001985     ...
Civilian Deaths in Fires Begun byLighted Tobacco Products in the U.S.1980                                                 ...
Civilian Injuries in Fires Begun by Lighted Tobacco Products in the U.S.  1980                                            ...
Fires Begun by LightedTobacco Products   FIRES: DOWN 73%, 1980 to 2010   DEATHS: DOWN 69%, 1980 to 2010   INJURIES: DOWN 7...
First Ignited Items in Smoking-Related     Home Structure Fires, 2006-2010                     Trash                      ...
First Ignited Items for Civilian Deaths in   Smoking-Related U.S. Home Structure   Fires, 2006-2010 Upholstered furniture ...
Trend in U.S. Cigarette      Consumption (in Billions)        1980                                                        ...
Who Dies inSmoking-Material Fires?    1 in 4 victims – NOT the smokers whose    cigarettes ignited the fatal fires    Of t...
Who Dies in HomeSmoking-Material Fires?    Nearly half (45%) of victims – age 65 or older    1.7 smoking-related home fire...
Condition of Smokers Who Diein Home Smoking-Material Fires    47% – alcohol or other drugs involved    15% – physical limi...
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The smoking-material fire problem

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Statistics from NFPA's "Smoking-Material Fir Problem" report by John R. Hall, Jr., March 2012.

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The smoking-material fire problem

  1. 1. Fires Begun by Lighted TobaccoProducts in the U.S.1980 334,3001985 248,3001990 195,8001995 153,4002000 155,3002005 139,8002006 147,5002007 140,8002008 114,9002009 89,5002010 90,800 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000Source: NFIRS and NFPA Survey
  2. 2. Civilian Deaths in Fires Begun byLighted Tobacco Products in the U.S.1980 1,9801985 1,7001990 1,2501995 1,1202000 9202005 8002006 7802007 7202008 6802009 6702010 610 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500Source: NFIRS, NFPA Survey
  3. 3. Civilian Injuries in Fires Begun by Lighted Tobacco Products in the U.S. 1980 5,280 1985 4,000 1990 3,530 1995 2,660 2000 2,360 2005 1,640 2006 1,630 2007 1,580 2008 1,510 2009 1,470 2010 1,570 0 2,000 4,000 6,000Source: NFIRS, NFPA Survey
  4. 4. Fires Begun by LightedTobacco Products FIRES: DOWN 73%, 1980 to 2010 DEATHS: DOWN 69%, 1980 to 2010 INJURIES: DOWN 70%, 1980 to 2010 #1 cause of fatal fires in the U.S.Source: NFIRS, NFPA survey
  5. 5. First Ignited Items in Smoking-Related Home Structure Fires, 2006-2010 Trash 24% Mattress or bedding 12%Upholstered furniture 10%Exterior wall covering 6%Unclassified furniture 4%Structural member or 4% framing 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%Source: NFIRS and NFPA Survey
  6. 6. First Ignited Items for Civilian Deaths in Smoking-Related U.S. Home Structure Fires, 2006-2010 Upholstered furniture 39% Mattress or bedding 27% Trash or waste 5% Clothing 6% Unclassified furniture 5% or utensil 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%Source: NFIRS and NFPA survey
  7. 7. Trend in U.S. Cigarette Consumption (in Billions) 1980 632 1985 594 1990 525 1995 487 2000 430 2005 376 2006 372 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700Source: “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. 8. Who Dies inSmoking-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) 25% were neighbors or friends 14% were spouses or partners 13% were parentsSource: FIDO analysis for USFA project, February 2006.
  9. 9. Who Dies in HomeSmoking-Material Fires? Nearly half (45%) of victims – age 65 or older 1.7 smoking-related home fire deaths per million population for ages 18 to 64 7.2 per million for ages 65 and olderBUT… 21% of people age 18 or older smoke in the U.S. 9% of people age 65 or older smoke in the U.S. Nearly 3 times the death rate with less than half the smoking rateSources: NFIRS, NFPA survey, Statistical Abstract
  10. 10. Condition of Smokers Who Diein Home 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 oxygenSource: FIDO analysis for USFA project, February 2006.
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