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Smoking Related Fires: Unattended Smoking Materials Attribute to Natural Disasters, Civilian Deaths, and Injury Each Year

Smoking does not just cause health problems.

There are other cigarette dangers that go beyond the the obvious. They are a known fire hazard as well.

Fires caused by cigarette smoking are disastrous because an unattended cigarette can destroy an unknown number of lives directly and indirectly … and in an instant.

Statistics on Fires Related to Cigarette Smoking

Smoking accounts for more than 23,000 residential fires in a year nationwide. That’s why some insurance companies offer to reduce premiums if all the residents in the house do not smoke.

Insurance breaks for households where the occupants don’t smoke is probably one of the major reasons why smoking is no longer allowed inside or on the grounds of most work places hotels, restaurants, and pubs.

Unattended Cigarettes Cause Natural DisastersFACT: Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. Roughly one of every four fire deaths in 2007 was attributed to smoking materials.

In 2007, there were an estimated 140,700 smoking-material fires in the United States. These fires caused 720 civilian deaths and 1,580 civilian injuries.

More fatal smoking-material fires start in bedrooms than in living rooms, family rooms and dens.

Older adults are at the highest risk of death or injury from smoking-material fires even though they are less likely to smoke than younger adults.

The most common items first ignited in home smoking-material fire deaths were upholstered furniture, mattresses and bedding.

Worldwide the loss of material goods and real estate is in the billions of dollars.

Who Do Fires Caused by Cigarette Smoking Hurt the Most?

Young children are the most vulnerable because their inquisitiveness and thirst for knowledge make them easy targets for experimentation with things they do not quite understand.

Toddlers crawl from pillar to post putting things in their mouths like lighters, cigarettes (new and used) and pipes. They are only imitating what they see their adult mentors do on a daily basis.

And while your impression is that the toddler will not be able to light that cigarette — smoke that pipe — or knock over that ashtray — while you are out of the room, major fire disasters can erupt. For example: You are in the kitchen cooking dinner while you think little Johnny is in his bed taking nap and…

Injury to Adults and Seniors

Adults to seniors, although on the opposite end of the spectrum of young children, fair no better because they can get careless and nod off to sleep, dropping that lit cigarette on a mattress, sofa, or carpet.  Smoke inhalation is such a powerful thing that it can keep you asleep longer and deeper than that well known brand of sleeping pill.

The Other Loss

We must also mention those who are left grieving for their lost loved one. We must also mention the family that survived the fire is left behind to grieve for the loved ones they lost. They’re still trying to understand how something so small as a cigarette could have caused so much damage.

And then there is the neighbor, tired after a 10 hour work day.  She arrives home while on the way thinking about a nice hot bath and a good night’s sleep to learn that she is suddenly homeless. The cigarette smoker next door may have caused a fire that consumed everything she owned other than the clothes on her back and the shoes on her feet.

Consider the Risk, Consider the Disaster

Cigarettes are the number one cause of house fire fatalities. And we haven’t even mentioned outdoor fires causes by careless smokers.

Fires caused by cigarettes result in around eight-hundred plus deaths each year. These fires usually occur when a smoker falls asleep without extinguishing a cigarette.

House fires from unattended cigarettes generally occurs at night, when the whole family is asleep, which can make it difficult for everyone to evacuate in time.

If you or another family member has a tobacco habit, make sure that no one ever smokes in bed.

As of March 2010, all 50 US states passed legislation and achieved their goal in getting cigarette manufacturers to produce only cigarettes that adhere to an established safety performance standard.

If you do smoke think about others. Stay alert and only smoke outside away from non smokers (and dispose of the butts properly). It is better for your family’s health and this one action will reduce the risk of a house fire.

Or better yet, don’t smoke at all and relieve everyone around you from an unnecessary potential disaster.

Herbal Stop Smoking Aid that Helps with Nicotine Withdrawl and Cravings

One of the challenges when quitting smoking is getting through the few days of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Luckily the symptoms of withdrawal do not last as long as the psychological habits that some people develop over the years.

One stop smoking product that might help when either type of craving is NicoDrops©™.

As a natural smoking cessation aid it will also help smokers curb the need to smoke when smoking is not an option.

Herbal stop smoking products are gaining in popularity because they are a natural way to control the habit with no attached side effects. People are weary of many of the quit smoking medication side effects for fear of adding even more toxins to the body, or enduring other health related problems.

Reduce the Desire to Smoke

pic-nicodrops-herbalWhen the nicotine craving or desire to smoke kicks in just pop a NicoDrops herbal lozenge into your mouth and you can actually sense the need to smoke dissipate.

Holistic approaches for stopping a cigarette habit can be very effective for most smokers.

The all natural dietary substances and organic herbal ingredients in this product are well researched by experienced herbalists and experts in the field of nicotine addiction.

Each lozenge meets the USDA organic certification and this product was also clinically tested at Brown University Medical School.

NicoDrops Review

Recently we had a comment submitted to CiggyFree.com seeking support for stopping smoking. NicoDrops had contacted us about their product so we asked them to forward a sample to our site’s viewer with the hopes we could help her and also obtain an honest review. After a few weeks time here is what we learned:

“NicoDrops work great at calming my nerves. Every smoker knows when a craving hits you start feeling very anxiety ridden and your will power either breaks or succeeds. I like NicoDrops because they are all organic and yet they even taste good. The most important part is that they actually work!

I am taking them every time I get a craving. I notice that they not only calm me down, they also put me in a better mood. Before I quit smoking I was dreading going through the roller coaster of emotions that ensue the first couple of weeks. I think that NicoDrops are even helping me sleep better at night. This is a big plus and I know this may probably sound weird, but I have lost a little bit of weight as well.

I think this might be because I’m keeping my mouth occupied instead of over eating. This is a great product and I would recommend NicoDrops to anyone who wants to quit smoking and needs some help.” — Nichole Alexander

The first week you pop a lozenge in your mouth every two hours. The second week every three and the third week every four hours. By the fourth week you only take when a craving hits or if you are in the company of smokers and need a little support.

Controlling your smoking is way less expensive than your habit, so don’t let the small temporary cost keep you from trying this proven herbal smoking remedy.

Herbal Smoking Remedy Ingredients

Three of the main ingredients in NicoDrops are organic herbal plant extracts:

  1. Ginseng Root – Dopamine is what makes people feel good after smoking and is part of what leads to the tobacco addiction process. Studies have shown that Ginseng may prevent the nicotine-induced release of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
  2. Valerian – This herb is a natural relaxant and can help with insomnia and other symptoms of withdrawl that effect sleeping habits.
  3. St. John’s Wort – This herb is also known to treat depression symptoms, and may also help reduce smoking urges. There are some cautions on using this herb if you are pregnant or nursing.

Another very important to mention, NicoDrops contains absolutely no nicotine. So many quit cigarette products on the market do. With the help and commitment of companies with stop smoking aids like this maybe we will eventually have an anti-tobacco world where we can all breath air free of tobacco’s contaminants.

If you would like to learn more, visit > NicoDrops.com

Opioid Receptors – Emotions and Cravings Explained

“It appears that smokers have an altered opioid flow all the time, when compared with non-smokers.

And smoking a cigarette further alters that flow by 20 to 30 percent in regions of the brain important to emotions and craving” as explained in an WikiPedia article.

This may help us understand a link between cigarettes and desire to smoke.

Picture of the BrainLearn More About Opioids

Smokers enjoy their habit because it stimulates the flow of “feel good” chemicals in the brain, according to a new study involving just a handful of test subjects.

About Smoking Dreams

Last night I had an intense smoking dream.

It was like having a dream within a dream.

In this dream, I inadvertently reached for a cigarette while having a beer at a party.

I took one puff, realized that I did not smoke anymore, and quickly tossed it on the floor.

This peanut strewn floor was at least six inches in height, littered with peanut shells, and cigarette butts. I also saw an old oversized exit door standing on broken hinges that creaked and obviously needed oiling.

Outside this door was a moat filled with water that surrounded the house. In this dream, I could smell and see cigarette smoke wafting throughout the room.

Two years and nine months ago, I quit smoking. During the early days, I had quite a few smoking dreams and at times would wake up crying because I thought I broke my quit!

Today smoking dreams are very rare and I generally am able to think while inside the smoking dream that I am only dreaming. This is something that I was not able to do during the infant stage of my quit. The first year was indeed a rough time with dreams that appeared so real I believed that I was actually smoking!

I always told myself that I was only dreaming and that my quit was still safe but at the same time, I was worried that I had truly compromised my quit.

During year two, I had a few volatile smoking dreams but knew during the dream that they probably were not realistic. Now that I have passed the terrible twos, I am pleased to report that smoking dreams are manageable and no longer upset me.

I am also able to discern within the dream that I am actually dreaming and not really participating in the activity of smoking. I am able to disconnect from the activity performed in the dream and acknowledge that the activity is not real.

Smoking dreams happen but this does not mean that you will begin smoking again. I believe these dreams are part of the healing process. It is through such dreams that you begin to realize that cigarettes do not have power over you.

The next time you have a smoking dream realize that this is all part of the healing process and these dreams shall evolve into less unpleasant subconscious experiences in the near future.

And the Message Is…You Can Control Your Actions

Quit this nonsense!

Short and sweet, direct and straight to the point – just don’t light up.

Sounds concise huh?

It is as difficult or as simple as you want to make it.

You can take control of this habit.

Picture of Light BulbUse this knowledge to stop your previous actions and make that small change in behavior that gives you a big health advantage.

It is only as difficult as you want to make it out to be, so don’t baby yourself or rethink it over.

You have the control, now use this knowledge to not light up again.