We all know how bad smoking is for us and should never be started as a way to treat colitis.There are far too many higher risk diseases that smoking causes. Unfortunately for all of us who do smoke we find that trying to quit causes flare ups that don't go away until we start smoking again. Some do get off them without problems, but generally quitting smoking sends our Immune system into a spin for a while.
I have tried many times but i just can't get off them without flaring. I tried last year after my Aunt died of Lung Cancer and i started flaring after 10 days. I will keep trying in the hope that one day i won't flare.
If i were you i would try the nicotine patches and see how it goes.
KEEP THE FAITH.
Tomorrow is gonna be better than today!!!!!!!
Post Edited (fatboyslim) : 8/27/2007 2:00:03 PM (GMT-6)