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Emollients and smoking: a fire hazard that could be prevented to reduce future deaths

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  • Contributors MKB identified the prevent future death case reports, conducted a systematic literature search and wrote the first manuscript draft. GCR submitted the freedom of information request for the data on the number of deaths from emollient related fires and burns, analysed the data, and edited and contributed to the manuscript drafts.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests GCR is financially supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), the Naji Foundation, and the Rotary Foundation to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) at the University of Oxford. GCR is the editorial registrar of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, founded the Coroners’ Concerns to Prevent Harms series and is developing the The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.