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No smoke without fire

Smoking at home is on the increase due to the blanket smoking ban in public places. This is putting more homes at risk of fire with more people choosing to stay indoors for a night's entertainment.

The smoking ban has not stopped people smoking with 900,000 homes at risk from smoking related incidents. Worryingly, smoking causes approximately 60 house fires a week, with more people now smoking at home that figure is on the rise.

One of the easiest options to protect your home against smoking related problems is to stop, plain and simple. If that isn't an option then smoking outside is safer as it's not likely you'll fall asleep whilst stood outside in the cold. It is all too easy, especially after a big meal, a comfy chair and next thing you know you've got a house fire on your hands thanks to falling asleep with a cigarette in your hand.

If you live in a smoking house hold then you need a fully functional smoke detector which will tip you off if you do set something alight. With Christmas coming up and entertaining at home being on the increase getting your guests to smoke outside is the safer option.

Smoking in bed is the biggest culprit when it comes to starting house fires as falling asleep is just too easy once you are comfortable.

If you smoke you will automatically experience higher premiums on home insurance and of course on life insurance. Stopping will benefit you financially on both the insurance front and on the cost of purchasing cigarettes.

For more advice on insurance for your lifestyle get in touch with Westhill Insurance who is happy to help. It prides itself on customer service so simply call us for a competitive quote tailored to your needs.

To get in touch simply visit www.westhill-home-insurance.co.uk and click on "we'll call you," to have one of the friendly operators call and talk you through a suitable policy.

As well as great affordable rate, this month Westhill is offering 10 per cent off all household policies taken out with them. On top of that, Westhill is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in insurance, and is offering free insurance to some lucky customers. For every 25 policies placed on cover with us, one will be chosen at random and refunded. Please click here and read more.

Westhill Insurance covers bike insurance, car insurance, van insurance, home insurance, business insurance, let property insurance, commercial insurance or even public liability insurance. It is willing to talk with you and come up with a tailor-made deal to suit. In the current climate of financial and insurance crisis Westhill Insurance understands the fear of dealing with a large impersonal, unaccountable organisation and sets itself apart as the broker you can speak to and trust.

For more information on Westhill Insurance or a quote, visit www.westhill-insurance.co.uk or call on 0844 371 7000 Mon – Fri 0900-1730 and Sat 0900-1300.

Posted on 30th October, 2009