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Smoking in bed is the leading cause of fire deaths
August 24, 2020
In the United States, smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths, as reported by the U.S. Fire Administration. Some significant deterrents in combatting these unnecessary deaths are smoke alarms, smoldering resistant bedding and upholstered furniture. Smoking material fires are preventable.

DOD to implement new laws for tobacco sales beginning in August
May 7, 2020
The Department of Defense is raising the minimum age for all tobacco sales to 21 years of age beginning Aug. 1. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States.

BAMC hosts tobacco cessation program for beneficiaries
February 21, 2020
Airman vaping

Despite decline in usage, smoking remains a major health hazard
November 15, 2019
Image of lit cigarette with a stop sign.

Cigarettes are the leading cause of home fire fatalities
August 7, 2019
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, cigarettes are the leading cause of home fire fatalities in the United States. From hot ashes dumped into the garbage to a cigarette falling on to a couch cushion, carelessly discarded smoking materials kills 700 to 900 people, smokers and nonsmokers alike, per year.

Freedom Quit Line offers cigarette smokers tools to kick their habit
November 30, 2018
Karen LeRoy, research director for the University of Virginia’s research team at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, speaks with a caller on the Freedom Quit Line. The quit line is a resource for Tricare beneficiaries, which is located at WHASC under at Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the Air Force and the University of Virginia, for cigarette smokers worldwide who are looking for a way to quit smoking and is available at 1-844-I-AM-FREE (1-844-426-3733).

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Daniel J. Calderón)

Getting off tobacco road leads to renewed relief
September 25, 2018
The military offers programs such as UCanQuit2, a Department of Defense educational campaign that includes information on tobacco cessation and round-the-clock help to become tobacco-free.

Smoking materials can be a deadly household menace
August 1, 2018
Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn at a faster rate than normal. It can make existing fires burn faster and hotter.