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Ulcerative Colitis and Smoking: 10 Things You Need to Know

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Young woman sitting outside on the steps smoking.
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Immune and digestive system model.
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Causes of UC are not completely understood


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Environmental factors play a role


Woman smoking in a bar.
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Smoking appears protective


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Smokers are less likely to receive a colectomy


Kids riding in the car with a smoker exposed to secondhand smoke.
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Secondhand smoke may increase risk of IBD in children


Older man with mustache smoking cigarette.
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Smoking impacts men and women’s UC risk differently


Young man with glasses smoking.
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Racial differences need to be explored


Disappointed couple holding negative pregnancy test.
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Smoking impacts fertility


Man smoking, showing the health effects of cigarettes.
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Bottom line: Smoking is a risk factor for many other diseases


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Smoking research could lead to future UC treatments


Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

@drinksmoothies

Dr. Davenport is the founder of Tracyshealthyliving.com Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored. Find her on social media @drinksmoothies.