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Cigarette Smoke?

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Guest gillian502

I've posted the cigarette question a few times on here and never found a response, and I'm still really curious about it, so if anyone does hear from the cig companies please do post. Truthfully I've always been curious about that "other" kind of "smoke", too...but since it ain't legal I won't ask!

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Guest Viola

lol :lol: Gillian, does it have to be legal to ask?

Nope, I don't smoke it! However, it is grown in this province more than anywhere else, and you can't really grow up here without seeing it sometime.

I'm pretty sure the Canibus (sp), Hemp, pot, or whatever else one wants to call it, doesn't in itself have gluten. I really don't think they mix it with anything, so it would likely be gluten free.

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It sometimes gets mixed with other stuff but it ain't gluten. :lol:


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Guest gillian502

Lol, I am so pleased that someone had the courage to answer that question! ha! :) I was always curious about that! I wouldn't think it had gluten in it either but always thought it might, and couldn't be sure!

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I was wondering the same thing, that is how I found this forum. I also found another site that you may want to look at. It should help to answer your question.

http://www.feingold.org/enews/06-2005.html

"For those who must avoid gluten, you should be aware that cigarettes may contain WHEAT extract and FLOUR. "

check out this site. when you get to the list of ingredients it is easier to do a ctrl + F and type in wheat and then do rye.

and if I am correct then these contain gluten and if cigs contain these extracts then cigs would contain gluten as well, right?

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I've posted the cigarette question a few times on here and never found a response, and I'm still really curious about it, so if anyone does hear from the cig companies please do post. Truthfully I've always been curious about that "other" kind of "smoke", too...but since it ain't legal I won't ask!

Hi Gillian,

I have to say that I love your name. My daughter's name is also Gillian.

Also, I've wondered about the "other" smoke, too, but since I've not had a reaction, it seems fine. As far as Cigarettes, I really don't know. I smoke about a pack a day and have tried to quit many times. The problem is, every time I quit, I get very ill with severe fatigue, weakness, depression and abnormal weight gain.

I read somewhere that cig smoking can mask the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease. I'm hoping to quit again, soon, and be tested for Hashimoto's. But then, my doctor won't do the anti body test for Hashimoto's, so I feel like I'm in a catch 22.

Currently looking for a new doctor...

Marlene


diag. Celiac 5/2006 - gluten free since

Pernicious Anemia 2000

Dermatitis Herpetiformis 5/2006

Hydradenitis Suppurativa 2005

Daughter diag with Behcet's Disease

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To the question of "other" smoke, if you are referring to marijuana, it is an herb, not a grain, and so the pure stuff would not contain gluten. But unless you grow your own, there may have been other things added somewhere along the supply chain. It is also possible, but not likely, that there could be a gluten source hidden in the rolling paper.

This is, of course, a purely hypothetical discussion, as actually possessing or smoking cannabis would indeed be illegal in most places. :ph34r:


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To the question of "other" smoke, if you are referring to marijuana, it is an herb, not a grain, and so the pure stuff would not contain gluten. But unless you grow your own, there may have been other things added somewhere along the supply chain. It is also possible, but not likely, that there could be a gluten source hidden in the rolling paper.

This is, of course, a purely hypothetical discussion, as actually possessing or smoking cannabis would indeed be illegal in most places. :ph34r:

This has been quite the day for me. Peter, you made me chuckle. I LOVE hypothetical discussions. :rolleyes:


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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The hidden gluten in cigarettes and cigarette rolling paper is in the paper and the glue. The tobacco itself and anything else you may choose to place in said rolling papers does not contain gluten (unless you run into flavored tobacco land, in which case all bets are off).

As for those who like to "roll their own". Tops and Job are NOT gluten free. Rizla's are however, and can be purchased in most smoke shops or online. I exclusively use Rizlas now. I have gotten giant gluten belly bloat from using Tops and Job rolling papers, and then I verified what the paper and glue was made out of. Rizla's are a Uk company, but there is no wheat in their paper.

Hope that helps somebody :)

Oh... and smoking cigarettes can actually mask the symptoms of Celiac, or possibly delay onset. At least two studies have been done related to that.


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Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

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lol :lol: Gillian, does it have to be legal to ask?

Nope, I don't smoke it! However, it is grown in this province more than anywhere else, and you can't really grow up here without seeing it sometime.

I'm pretty sure the Canibus (sp), Hemp, pot, or whatever else one wants to call it, doesn't in itself have gluten. I really don't think they mix it with anything, so it would likely be gluten free.

Hey Guys- I know this thread was active a while ago but it was recently bumped up by a response.

Last night I smoke a rolled cig and 12 hours later I had a bad bad reaction with lots of D cramps gas pain etc. I dont have full blown celiac disease but I do have both of the genes it takes to get Celiac and I have a gluten, wheat, rye and dairy intolerance that causes me to have the same reactions you all do.

About quittting cigs and having an onset of celaic diease: This is true and it is the same case for Ulcerative and microscopic colitis. I stopped smoking about 2 years ago and 3 months later I was sick sick sick with no idea why. I started to smoke again and didnt get back to normal but am now on the diet and am feeling better. At first I thought I had Ulcerative colitis which is a horrible conidition with bleeding ulcers in your large intestine... I never had blood so that made me beleive that I didnt have UC but maybe microscopic colitis or celiac. My grandmother first mentioned celiac to me and I went on a gluten-free diet before I was dx'd with UC and started to feel better in 3 days. I told my GI this and he said to start eating gluten again and he would do a scope and take looksie. That is when he decided I had UC... but all along it has something to do with gluten.

Now about MJ- again this is a hypothetical topic and this is just my opinion- you can verify the facts through your own searches. I will not say whether or not I am against or for MJ but I think I might give myself away here. MJ has many healing and anti inflammatory properties and many people with IBD, IBS, celaic and other stomach ailments (along wth cancer and aids patients) because it helps with the nausea and cramps. It also helps to keep your appitite when you are feeling poorly so you wont lose much weight. But I feel comfortable saying that MJ doesnt have gluten in it. Usually what is added to the MJ is pesticides to keep the bugs from feeling too good :D - it is the same pesticides that are put on our fruits as well. I bet those are gluten free.

So you can make your own hypothetical conclusions about what you will- that is my 2 cents. I hope it helps someone out.


Dx'd with Ulcerative Colitis March 05

New GI doctor not convinced I have UC but maybe Microscopic Colitis

Dx'd With gluten and casien sensativity through Enterolab

Gluten score was 40 and casein score was 16.

Ready to feel better through a gluten-free/CF diet!

GO TERPS

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As for those who like to "roll their own". Tops and Job are NOT gluten free. Rizla's are however, and can be purchased in most smoke shops or online. I exclusively use Rizlas now. I have gotten giant gluten belly bloat from using Tops and Job rolling papers, and then I verified what the paper and glue was made out of. Rizla's are a Uk company, but there is no wheat in their paper.

Hope that helps somebody :)

Thanks for the tip. I bought two packs of Rizla's yesterday: "red", and "green" (both the exact same materials just cut differently). I recently E-mailed Rizla, and Zig-Zag, to inquire about the content of their products, but have not recieved a reply. Most Rizla's are likely made from rice (Riz is French for rice). I have read that the glue on both these brands' papers is made of Arabic gum, which is fine.

There used to be rolling-paper made entirely from wheat-straw, but I haven't seen any in years. Others are made from Hemp, and Flax.


Celiac diagnosis from positive blood work & endoscope (2005)

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 Subtype 2,8 (double Celiac genes)

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Great question! I was just wondering this myself. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac. I have been a smoker for many years and I have send many emails to certain cigarette company including my own brand... I will let everyone know the reply I receive. :rolleyes:

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Great question! I was just wondering this myself. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac. I have been a smoker for many years and I have send many emails to certain cigarette company including my own brand... I will let everyone know the reply I receive. :rolleyes:

Just a note here...This thread if over four years old. Information found her may not be current.

BUT, if cigarettes were a concern, the national organizations, foundations and research centers would have submitted warnings to the concerns of people with Celiac.

I smoked for over 30 years before and after diagnosis. AND have looked up the ingredients in most cigs....that's enough to make you quit! :(


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I've always wondered about inhaling gluten and if that causes reactions. I mean you hear things about people with severe peanut butter allergies where if someone even opens a jar of peanut butter and they smell it then they get a reaction so I'm not sure how the whole inhaling thing works with celiac. I know that some people work at bakeries with no problem but I imagine some people do react to inhaling it but I'm not sure. Interesting topic here :D I'm interested to know what the company will say too.

If I inhaile gluten for a long period of time i feel like i'm going to pass out and i can't breath. so working at a bakeries probley not a good idea lol

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If I inhaile gluten for a long period of time i feel like i'm going to pass out and i can't breath. so working at a bakeries probley not a good idea lol

This post is six years old. Please judge for your self if the information is currently relevant. But thanks for you input. :)


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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