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Had Crohn’s for years without any issues. I quit smoking this year and now after a colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with UC. Can there be a connection between the smoking and UC? Thanks Andrew 

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    HI... I've read somewhere... that they believe there is a connection when people quit and UC and whether you're more prone to it.  Albeit, I quit nearly 10 years before UC.. it was food poisoning that started the whole UC roller coaster but it's interesting that they believe a connection exists.  There has also been studies on nicotine and UC symptoms too and that its supposed to make it 'hurt' less.  I've found a low dose patch helps me when I'm in agony but thankfully I haven't had to use it as of late... does that make sense?

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      I think it makes sense. I changed my diet about a year ago. Eating healthy, no smoking. And this happens. Strange how the healthy things can be a real pain
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    I always thought the same thing...I smoked for 7 years...I quit an two years later I ended up with UC at the age of 38....I wonder if I would've continued smoking would I now have UC.... it was very odd to me

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    There is a definite link with people who smoke and not having UC. The fact you got UC two years later could just be a coincidence but I suppose you’ll never know...
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