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Health Agencies Update
October 22/29, 2003

Smoke Gets in Your Organs

JAMA. 2003;290(16):2117. doi:10.1001/jama.290.16.2117-a

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).