How does smoking cessation affect patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A lifestyle change that may benefit patients with Crohn disease is smoking cessation. Tobacco use has been linked to increases in the number and severity of flares of Crohn disease, and smoking cessation alone is occasionally sufficient to achieve remission of refractory Crohn disease.


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