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About the program

Image of the front side of the Smoking Material Fire Prevention rack card.

Did you know? In 2022, smoking was the third leading cause of fires in Oregon.  On average, 20 people in Oregon die each year because of a fire caused by things like cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco. These fires are easily preventable. 

The OSFM's Smoking Material Prevention Program is designed to increase Oregonians' awareness of the risks associated with fires caused by smoking behaviors and reduce occurrence through shared data analysis, best practice education, collaboration, and resource support.


Learn more about this program by watching a webinar the OSFM hosted on January 30. Click here to view the recording.

Partnership with Smokefree Oregon

The OSFM works closely with our partners at Smokefree Oregon. We are committed to collectively providing prevention and safety messaging to influence change and action.


Stats provided by the OSFM's Analytics & Intelligence Unit.

Graph showing the incidents from smoking materials as the heat source from 2018-2022.

Graph showing smoking fire fatalities on medical oxygen from 201-2022. Graph showing smoking fire casualties from 2018-2022.


Populations most at risk

The risk of injury or death from smoking-related fires is not equal across Oregon's populations. The risk increases for Oregon's vulnerable communities of youth, older adults, people with disabilities, people using medical oxygen, people in a low socioeconomic status, and people experiencing homelessness.


Click the materials below to download. You may cobrand these documents by adding your organization's logo if you choose. 

Partner Links and Resources

The following resources can be helpful when creating a community risk assessment and reduction plan.

 Vision 20/20 – Community Risk Reduction Resources