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Amber J. Tresca

What Smoking Does to Your Guts

By July 15, 2013

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Some people say that quitting smoking is one of the more difficult things that you can do. Falling into habits that could be harmful is easy to do. Drinking, smoking, eating junk food -- all of that is so easy to do, and so difficult to stop doing. Of course, you can't go through life denying yourself everything that makes you feel good. What kind of life would you have if you could never have a small indulgence that gave you some pleasure, or some relief from stress.

The thing about smoking, though is that there comes a point where the risks outweigh the benefits. I've seen people make the case that a cigarette now and then is worth it because of the stress relief it provides. But with Crohn's disease, and certain other digestive conditions, smoking has a very clear and very negative effect. Even so, quitting is not as simple as just stopping because you know you should. Learn more about the negative effects that smoking has on the digestive system.

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