WOOD BURNING IS A SAFE HOBBY WHEN YOU FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. SMOKE IS SMOKE. PERIOD. It is not good for you to be breathing the fumes in! Or allowing them to go into your eyes and the rest of the house where others are breathing it too. Please, please, please keep yourself and those around you safe by following the safety precautions set by the wood burning tool manufacturer. Click to grab a free safety guide.