Smoke not only gets into the lungs, its constituents can also find their
way into organs such as the kidneys, heart, and spleen, according to new research
by investigators from Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY) and Stony
Brook University (Stony Brook, NY). The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' online edition
for the week of September 8 (http://www.pnas.org).
Hampton T. Smoke Gets in Your Organs. JAMA. 2003;290(16):2117. doi:10.1001/jama.290.16.2117-a