Effects of light smoking consumption on the clinical course of Crohn's disease

  title={Effects of light smoking consumption on the clinical course of Crohn's disease},
  author={Philippe Seksik and Isabelle Nion‐Larmurier and Harry Sokol and Laurent Beaugerie and Jacques Cosnes},
  journal={Inflammatory Bowel Diseases},
Background: Cigarette smoking is associated with a more severe Crohn's disease (CD) course. However, the effect of light consumption is not known. Our aim was to characterize the effect of a light tobacco consumption on the course of CD. Methods: We analyzed the course of CD during the period 1995–2007 from data collected in 2795 consecutive patients in whom smoking habits were recorded. Patients were classified as nonsmokers (n = 1420), light smokers (1–10 cigarettes/day; n = 385), heavy… 

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