Below is some additional advice for home oxygen therapy users who smoke.
- Hair, including facial hair, will become enriched with oxygen and becomes extremely flammable.
- If you smoke, quitting is the most effective way to prevent a smoking-related fire. If you use home oxygen therapy, stopping smoking will improve your fire safety.
- The best way to quit smoking is using a combination of treatment and support, both of which are available on the NHS.
- For more information contact your local Stop Smoking Service, Health Improvement Service or General Practitioner (GP).
In Greater Manchester, the Make Smoking History website contains details of local services, in each of the 10 boroughs, that provide support to people who want to make a quit attempt.
In addition, the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline is open between 9am and 8pm (Monday to Friday) and 11am to 4pm (Saturday and Sunday). To call the helpline telephone 0300 123 1044.