I recently started watching House and it's in season 1 episode 5 (darned if You Do) where IBD is mentioned (not CD or UC specifically). House goes over the older guy's meds: sulfasalazine, steroids, 5-ASAs, 6MP. He then prescribes him cigarettes and leaves! I actually did recently read something that said that smoking increases the odds of getting IBD, but actually helps alleviate the symptoms somewhat once you do have IBD.
I don't remember what episode of House, but crohn's was definitely mentioned by name in one.
Smoking is supposed to be awful for crohn's, but helpful for UC. Smokers who have UC have a horrible time with flares when they try to quit.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods