Reduced fire risk cigarettes can still cause significant injury or damage if they come in contact with combustible materials and start a fire. Dispose of your cigarette thoughtfully.
Reduced fire risk cigarettes are manufactured to slow down the rate at which the cigarette burns. They are likely to self-extinguish if the smoker does not draw on it. All cigarettes sold in Australia are required to meet a mandatory safety standard for reduced fire risk.
Cigarettes that fail to self-extinguish and are exposed to combustible materials such as clothing and furniture can cause deaths, serious injuries and significant destruction.
- Dispose of your cigarette thoughtfully, it could still be alight and cause a fire. Littering is against the law.
- Avoid smoking while intoxicated. Domestic fires have been caused when the smoker falls asleep or passes out without extinguishing a cigarette.