Home | Community | Message Board


Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinepshawny
Mycobian
Male

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 09/11/04
Posts: 1,332
Loc: Shroomery
Last seen: 7 years, 9 months
Smoking Causes 14,450 House Fires Annually
    #4466901 - 07/29/05 12:59 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Smoking Causes 14,450 House Fires Annually
7/28/05 intox.com

Cigarettes, cigars, and other lit tobacco products caused 14,450 residential fires last year, resulting in 520 deaths, 1,330 injuries, and $371 million in property damage, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) U.S. Fire Administration.

"Each year, smoking fires generally result in the highest fatality rate and are among the highest injury rates for residential fires," said FEMA head Michael D. Brown. "Smoking fires account for a large number of preventable fires and injuries. Simply by being more attentive to the use of smoking materials, this nation could take a major step in preventing these types of fires and stop the needless deaths and injuries."

Smoking-related fires are particularly deadly because they often start in bedrooms or living/family rooms, after smokers fall asleep. In 35 percent of such fires, upholstered furniture, mattresses, pillows, or bedding were the items first ignited.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Where there's smoke, you're fired theocean06 938 2 01/31/05 03:27 PM
by Joshua
* Calif. Supreme Court rules workers can be fired for using medical marijuana [CA] FurrowedBrow 1,447 6 01/25/08 01:24 AM
by Alan Rockefeller
* Show support for Vt. farmers: Smoke a bowl Carbon_Black 590 0 12/19/06 10:04 AM
by Carbon_Black
* A Grandfather Looks Back on 40 Years of Happy Pot Smoking veggie 2,810 11 06/16/08 09:08 AM
by outhere4
* History of Drugs: 450 B.C.–2008 Bridgeburner 3,459 4 04/21/08 12:06 AM
by Bridgeburner
* Concord Avenue home catches fire; pot found [NY] Wronguy 617 0 12/24/06 11:50 AM
by Wronguy
* Cannabis and Tobacco Smoke Are Not Equally Carcinogenic HeavyToilet 1,534 2 10/19/05 08:58 PM
by HeavyToilet
* Santa Cruz lifts park smoking ban for medical marijuana festival [CA] veggie 2,790 14 09/30/07 10:55 AM
by veggie

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
344 topic views. 1 members, 17 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
World Seed Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.025 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 13 queries.