In addition to the health risks associated with secondhand smoke and the toxic residue smoking leaves behind, everyone living in multi-unit housing that permits smoking is exposed to increased risk of fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 17,600 smoking-related home structure fires occurred in 2011 (the most recent year for which data is available). Those fires caused 490 deaths, 1,370 injuries and $516 million in property damage. The U.S. Fire Administration also points out that 67 percent of smoking-related fires in residential buildings occurred because of abandoned or discarded smoking materials. Reduced risk of fire is one more benefit of smoke-free multiunit housing.