Is there any relationship between smoking and inflammatory bowel disease?

Is there any relationship between smoking and inflammatory bowel disease?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about any association between smoking and inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease is also known as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Smokers are more prone to Crohn’s disease and have more chances of relapse. Hence, Crohn’s disease patients should quit smoking. In ulcerative colitis, transdermal nicotine patch is used for treatment in relapse or reoccurrence.