Monday, March 22, 2004
More bad news for smokers: smoking seems to increase incidence of age-related macular degeneration. No details given as to whether this effect is linked to nicotine (very likely, given nicotinimide's association with visual processes), inhaled toxins, or topical smoke exposure through the cornea (bad news for non-smokers).
Bad news for non-smokers: donated organ shortages have caused UK doctors to begin transplanting 'imperfect' organs into patients with dire need. Including smokers' lungs. Ew.