WHAT DOES THE CARELESS SMOKER COST US?
“Safeguarding America Against Fire,” the official monthly publication of The National Board of Fire Underwriters, has for the leading article in its May issue some startling facts and figures under the title “Matches— Smoking, plus Carlessness.” The majority of us smoke—we all use matches. We become used to these things and indifferent to the fire hazards that exist in their careless use. But this article removes the film of indifference from the reader’s eyes and presents that deplorable trait of the American character—CARELESSNESS—with its true background of ruined buildings and chaired bodies. It states the case impartially and without prejudice to any interests. At the same time it makes some really constructive suggestions to the tobacco industry that every thoughful citizen, be he smoker or non-smoker, may well desire to see adopted. On the first page is a striking cartoon on this same subject.
Every day there comes to The National Board of Fire Underwriters, from every section of the country, a vast amount of information and data regarding fires and their causes, fire losses, and fire prevention. One of the chief purposes of “Safeguarding America Against Fire” is to draw from this material, Which is nowhere duplicated in variety and extent, such instructive and constructive facts, experiences and suggestions, that it will be of great value to its readers.