Fatal Fires Associated with Smoking During Long-Term Oxygen Therapy -- Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma, 2000-2007

August 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/8/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 31, p852
The article reports on a study conducted by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on fatal fires associated with smoking during long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT). The study, conducted in cooperation with the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Oklahoma, focuses on cases defined as a fatality resulting from a fire caused by smoking during LTOT by a resident of one of the four states during the 2000-2007 period.


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