I truly believe that smoking cigarettes is what helped me get out of my most recent/worst ever flare.
I was seriously worried that the flare would end my life.
My intent was to continue to smoke 1 or 2 per day to try to maintain remission.
Well, I couldn't handle it.
I tried to convince myself that I was taking a dose of unpleasant medicine, but couldn't continue.
Hated everything about it.
That being said, I am not 100% symptom-free, but I am not flaring either.
At the first sign of a flare, I will try smoking again to see if I can take care of it before it hits me too hard.