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Is it okay if I smoke and have rheumatoid arthritis?

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If you smoke, make it a top priority to quit. Apart from al the other health problems it causes, if you keep smoking, it may make your rheumatoid arthritis treatment less effective. Quitting can be tough but you can do it. Ask your doctor what might help.

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Arthritis Today: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission.” FDA. “Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis.” “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Simponi web site. The Arthritis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies.” The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.” The National Library of Medicine: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”  

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 23, 2018

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Arthritis Today: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission.” FDA. “Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis.” “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Simponi web site. The Arthritis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies.” The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.” The National Library of Medicine: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”  

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 23, 2018

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