Ashtray with remote tube: What device will protect my client from smoking-related fires?
What device will protect my client from smoking-related fires?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
While smoking in a wheelchair, it is very important to take steps to protect yourself from falling ashes. Below are direct links to a number of products that are designed to help reduce fire hazards associated with smoking:
- Bedside Ashtray with Remote Tube by Parsons ADL (at Seniors Store) holds your cigarette over a weighted, anti-slip ashtray at all times. One end of the replaceable 36-inch tube is attached to the end of your cigarette and the other end has a mouthpiece from which to smoke. This device ensures that the cigarette is always in the ashtray even if the smoker falls asleep. This product costs about $46 (Cdn), plus an additional shipping fee.
- Clip-On Remote Smoker Ashtray by Parsons ADL (at Seniors Store) is similar to the bedside device described above, but instead of the ashtray being placed on a nearby table or flat surface, it can be securely mounted to your client’s wheelchair. This product costs about $38 (Cdn), plus an additional shipping fee.
- Smoker’s Bib by Parsons ADL (at Seniors Store) is made of a fire-retardant and flame-resistant cloth, reducing the risk of fire from falling ashes. The bib measures 24 x 36 inches and is machine washable. This product costs about $50 (Cdn), plus an additional shipping fee.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.