How would you feel about a good cigar after dinner?
After smoking for about 20 years I quit in order to take up SCUBA diving. In about 4 months, I developed the first signs of UC followed by arthritis, severe anemia, bloating and all the rest of the fun stuff. For the next 8 years I managed to keep a successful career as a Fortune 50 executive alive (not to mention myself) through the constant use of sulfasalizine, prednizone, enemas, diet, iron supplements and careful travel and meeting planning.
Then the cigar craze of the late '80s hit. Boy was I tempted! Fearful of complete recidivism, I stuck to my guns for another 2 years before accepting an associate's offer of a nice Cuban.
Well, yes, I did resume smoking. But only one cigar a day for the last 17 years. Guess what? I have been UC symptom free since the third box of cigars! No more arthritis, no more bloody BMs, no more meds, etc., etc. I am now retired and loving it. Eerything is normal (or, nearly so for a 63 year old).
No doc will recommend using tobacco for UC mitigation. Many would consider that to be unethical. But, read the literature and consider the alternatives. If you go this route and it works for you as well as it does for me, I will meet you in a nice restaurant to celebrate with you and we'll have a good cigar with our port!