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Smoking Cigarettes And Celiac

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I think the only possibility of that would be the glue that holds the filter together...

I remember reading some articles a few years ago that stated that smoking actually delayed the onset of celiac.......

Have a great day!

Karen

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Here is one of the articles about cigarette smoking and celiac:

https://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodi...-02104361437.c0

Not that I in any way advocate starting smoking in order to delay celiac for those pre-disposed to it.... I just thought it was interesting..... I started smoking at 15. My celiac symptoms started in my early 20's. So I certainly don't think it delayed it for me....

Karen

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There probably are some that are gluten-free and probably some contain gluten. I would just think that they would have gluten since they do contain so many ingredients and it seems that the cigarette companies throw everything into their product. I'm almost 14 and about two years ago in school they had this....talk to discourage people from smoking, drugs, underaged drinking, etc. and we were shown lists of all the stuff that's put in cigarettes....tars and amonia and.....a lot of stuff!! ;)

Try calling the company....although if you can't get a response, it might just be further incentive to quit altogether. :)

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Thanks for the link Karen. That was very interesting.

celiac3270 to bad its not as easy to quit as some people think it is.

Maybe I will make that my New Years Resolution for the 3rd X. <_<

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I always find the list of chemicals used in cigarettes that are known toxins to be ... amusing in that really depressing way. I don't smoke, and try to have patience for those who do, but since it's a trigger for my asthma, I don't have a lot of patience for it. I _know_ it's addictive, but ... still no patience. (What can I say, I like to breath! And no, just "going outside" doesn't work - I have to hold my breath walking into the building at work! The 25 feet away from entrances rule here is CA isn't strong enough for my overly picky lungs.)

Anyway, the reason I replied was just to give you encouragement to stop smoking. My dad smoked when I was really little, and when my mom died when I was five, I asked him where I would go if he died too. For him, that was enough to stop smoking (for at least fifteen years, anyway). Is there something in your life who you feel strongly enough about being there for to make it worth it for you to quit?

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HI

Yes its worth quitting just for myself :)

But will need a replacement like Nicorette gum etc.

Not sure if they are gluten free, but will give the company a call Monday.

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Yes.....if not, I think they have patches. Since gluten can't be absorbed into the blood stream from lotions, etc., a patch would be safe regardless of whether it contained gluten.

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I thought we had to watch out for lotions and cosmetics etc even?

Well, you wouldn't want to use a lotion that contains gluten on your hands, because if you ate or prepared something with your hands, you could get the lotion on it. Additionally, the lotion could get under your fingernails or something. However, gluten is not absorbed through your skin, so provided that you could guarantee that the lotion wouldn't get onto your hands or into your food, it would be guaranteed not to get you sick.

Cosmetics....I think they should be gluten-free for the same reasons. Lipsticks and chapsticks containing gluten would certainly get in your mouth. Mascara containing gluten, I have heard, have irritated some's eyes. Any of the powdery stuff....well, if it got around your mouth somehow, it could be problematic. Basically, it's just safer to avoid gluten-containing products. However, I would doubt that you'd get the patch near your mouth and if you're concerned about some residue on it or something, just make sure you carefully wash your hands after touching it.

celiac3270 :)

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