Active and passive smoking behaviour and cessation plans of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

@article{Heide2010ActiveAP,
  title={Active and passive smoking behaviour and cessation plans of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Frans van der Heide and Arie Dijkstra and Frans A. Albersnagel and Jan H. Kleibeuker and Gerard Dijkstra},
  journal={Journal of Crohn's & colitis},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={125-31}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking is a remarkable risk factor in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with negative effects on Crohn's disease (CD) and positive effects on ulcerative colitis (UC). This makes different changes in smoking behaviour after diagnosis between CD and UC likely. Changes in active smoking, cessation plans and passive smoking were studied in IBD patients. METHODS 820 IBD patients were sent a questionnaire on active and passive smoking, and cessation plans. A total of 675 (82%) patients… CONTINUE READING

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