12 doctors weighed in:
Do cigarettes make gastritis worse?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely!
Yes, smoking will make your gastritis worse.
In fact, smoking can make most stomach problems worse (acid reflux & ulcers are others). This is even though you breathe the smoke in, not swallow it. The nicotine and other dangerous chemicals get into your bloodstream through your lungs but then go throughout your body, including your stomach. Avoid smoking at all costs!

In brief: Absolutely!
Yes, smoking will make your gastritis worse.
In fact, smoking can make most stomach problems worse (acid reflux & ulcers are others). This is even though you breathe the smoke in, not swallow it. The nicotine and other dangerous chemicals get into your bloodstream through your lungs but then go throughout your body, including your stomach. Avoid smoking at all costs!
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Nicotine can affect many body organs and functions.
One should not smoke anyway and if this is a concern, why not just quit and give it a try? There are many many more causes of gastritis. If you are having more than a mere nuissance problem with this, get checke out.

In brief: Possible
Nicotine can affect many body organs and functions.
One should not smoke anyway and if this is a concern, why not just quit and give it a try? There are many many more causes of gastritis. If you are having more than a mere nuissance problem with this, get checke out.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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