Smoking and your pets
Smoking and fire
Family pets are equally, if not more, at risk of coming to harm through passive smoking as humans. Animals inhale more smoke, and harmful chemicals from cigarette smoke can also collect on their fur and be ingested when they groom themselves. Cats and dogs that live with a smoker are twice as likely to develop cancer while smaller pets such as birds, rabbits and guinea pigs can face breathing issues and skin disease.
Sadly, smoking is a leading cause of house fires. It causes the most accidental fire deaths both nationally and in Greater Manchester. Between 2007 and 2016, 46% of accidental fire deaths were caused by smoking. Quitting smoking, or at least stopping smoking within the home, greatly reduces the risks of fire for you and your family.
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Smokers who quit with support from other people, whether trained advisers or family and friends, are more likely to quit successfully.