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They're the one thing I haven't given up since going gluten free. In fact, I started smoking again a couple of weeks after I figured out I was supposed to be gluten free :ph34r:. I'm just wondering, because its been a year now, and I'm still having problems. Does anyone know if they're gluten free?

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Everything I've heard says they are.

This is the biggest positive from my illness caused by celiac -- I was in the hospital for 11 days and was so sick I didn't feel like smoking for three weeks. By that time I was over any physical addiction and I simply never started again. That was almost seven years ago.

richard

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They're the one thing I haven't given up since going gluten free. In fact, I started smoking again a couple of weeks after I figured out I was supposed to be gluten free :ph34r:. I'm just wondering, because its been a year now, and I'm still having problems. Does anyone know if they're gluten free?

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Hi Lily,

Giving up smoking after 40+ yrs was the 'Trigger' for my Coeliac Disease,

it was the thing that finally flipped the switch.

.

Smoking Prevents the on-set of Adult Coeliac Disease. The last few lines of the article !

.

I had stopped drinking and smoking and a friend said (jokingly)

"you were healthier when you were smoking and drinking" !! (needless to say I don't regret, quitting either)

.

Best Regards,

David


Chronically Ill and lost 56lbs in 3 Months Prior to Diagnosis.

Diagnosed in Nov 2005 after Biopsy and Blood Tests

Cannot tolerate Codex Wheat Starch.

Self Taught Baker.

Bake everything from scratch using naturally gluten-free ingredients.

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I smoke an additive free cig called American Spirit. Since the change over I haven't had any of the blistering lips that I would get when I smoke most conventional brands. The additive list for cigs is a mile long and does include many gluten ingredients. I err on the side of caution and eliminate possibilities and then challenge and look for a reaction. With conventional cigs and rolling papers I got one.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Most cigarettes contain additives, which can contain gluten. If it doesn't say 'additive-free' on the cig pack, it has additives.

I too roll my own additive-free American Spirit tobacco. I use Rizzla filtered rolling papers which I think are gluten-free too.

Winstons are additive-free too, says on the cig pack. But I don't know if their papers are gluten-free.

I feel better on the American Spirit tobacco and Rizzla filtered rolling papers.

Best wishes to all,

Patti

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I too learned of the American Spirit brand on this forum and have begun smoking them. I buy the organic kind that I get shipped from an on-line site as this saves me big bucks. I have found that I smoke 1/3 fewer cigs now that I have switched and do not get any indication that I am getting glutened from them. hth :D


Self dx celiac disease

Gluten free since July 2007

Clinical dx celiac disease November 2007

Self-dx Lyme disease May 2008

Lyme confirmed positive Western Blot May 2008

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I had written a post asking why anybody would take up smoking again, but I deleted it. I just want to say that if you are worried about glutens in cigarettes...you're worried about the wrong thing. :(


Negative EMA test 8/08

Gluten free 8/08

Positive response to dietary change

Dairy free 3/09

Citrus free 5/09

Allergies: bananas, apples, green beans, mold.

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I had written a post asking why anybody would take up smoking again, but I deleted it. I just want to say that if you are worried about glutens in cigarettes...you're worried about the wrong thing. :(

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I think you should keep in mind that people don't like to be criticized on their lifestyle choices. It's a legitimate question for the poster's lifestyle, whether or not you agree with it.


Celiac Sprue

Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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I had written a post asking why anybody would take up smoking again, but I deleted it. I just want to say that if you are worried about glutens in cigarettes...you're worried about the wrong thing. :(

As a smoker for thirty years, I just passed my one year anniversary cigarette free August 6. I certainly can see the humor in this post. :D

I had no ill gluten effects from smoking and no gluten (or lack of) response from not smoking. Snuff may be a different story - don't know about that.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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As a smoker for thirty years, I just passed my one year anniversary cigarette free August 6. I certainly can see the humor in this post. :D

I had no ill gluten effects from smoking and no gluten (or lack of) response from not smoking. Snuff may be a different story - don't know about that.

Good job quitting! I know it is hard. My grandmother started smoking at age 14, and by the time we kids were old enough to ask her to quit (we found it hard to visit or be around her because of our asthma) she said she was "too old to quit now". She did quit in her mid-80s, though, when a doctor informed her she was developing emphysema. :huh:


Negative EMA test 8/08

Gluten free 8/08

Positive response to dietary change

Dairy free 3/09

Citrus free 5/09

Allergies: bananas, apples, green beans, mold.

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Please, please try to stop smoking....this has been my past year:

These relatives are very close to me....I would see them at least once a month up

until recently.

My Aunt, who is only 68 had lung cancer 12 years ago from smoking. Had to have

lung removed (she was 56 years old then). She did not do chemo nor radiation but

survived nonetheless. Fast forward to this year: her remaining lung now has

"failure to thrive" and she is on a ventilator now for the remaining years of her

life, however long now it'll be - she could live another 20 years like this. She's now

in a nursing home which specializes in ventilators (not all of them do) and this

nursing home is very far away from her family so we cannot see her that often

She spends her day in bed watching TV while hooked up to a tube (much like Christopher

Reeve, but without the funds to live at home with her own nurse, etc.) . So yes,

one can survive lung cancer and yet live but have no quality of life.

Another story: my Uncle, age 64 - a life-long smoker, her above brother, has

inoperable lung cancer which has metastasized to his adrenal gland. I think he

has about 6 mos to live (from today's date). It's a miracle has has lasted for

the past year like this. The chemo slowed it down, but the disease will

take him. (He has since moved out of state to be with his children, so I haven't seen him

in several months).

So it's great to worry about the gluten issue, but please look at the larger picture.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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About a year ago our neighbor was told he had esophageal cancer. He was a heavy smoker. The doc told him it wasn't caused by smoking. He kept smoking, had chemo, ate through a tube, etc. I looked it up, his doc is wrong. He died 2 weeks ago at the age of 60.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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