I have colitis ( pancolitis ) and smoked lightly since my teens ,
every time i have tried to stop i have had problems with my colitis - i managed to cut down to one a day and had few major flare ups
but i had a big one year and half ago and was taken in to hospital for emergency infliximab infusion which worked instantly - i was told that i must not smoke ! and that if i did it would mean the infliximab wouldnt be able to work as well due to my body having extra toxins and things to deal with
this scared me into quitting although i had big doubts ..
its been 14 months now and i have survived with hardly any trouble - possibly due to infliximab infusions rather than just giving up !...
but i was convinced that smoking even once a day was helping - now i think it was all in my head . i kept reading that smoking could be a help for UC but not for crohns and it was on my mind everytime i smoked.
try to carry on smoke free for a few more months and fingers crossed you will be much better in the long run