Smoking makes Crohn’s more likely, more severe, doctor says

Smokers are more likely to get Crohn’s disease than nonsmokers, and those who continue the habit after their diagnosis can make their symptoms worse, says Dr. Richard Desi of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Desi says kicking the smoking habit can lead to fewer Crohn’s flare-ups and a reduction in disease severity. WBAL-TV (Baltimore) (4/24)

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