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Lung transplant patients forced to accept smokers’ organs

by | 29th, May 2012

THE Lancet reports that patients are being forced to accept lungs from dead smokers. Four in ten lungs donated to the needy are from smokers. Given the option of no new lungs or those that have tasted the evil weed, the patient has little choice.

One third of those needing a lung transplant die on the waiting list.

You get to wear smoker’s lungs without ever having known the sublime joy of a cigarette on a sunset beach. Unless your diseased lungs are from smoking, in which case carry on.

But not for

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