I'm new here just today ,I took ulcerative colitis in 1991 within 3 months of stoping smoking ,it just kept getting worse and worse no matter what I did or didn't do . Trying to live life was a nightmare even phyichologicaly the fear of going out (although) I did ) people didn't understand that fear . It got to the stage were they said it would be bowel removal ,Well that was it ,I knew nicotine had an effect on UC for the good . So I started vaping , with in a week I could see a big change for the better . I have been vaping for a year and have no symptoms I have had a colonoscopy and the bowel is clear with vertuly no signs of the disease . I'm still on all my meds but hope to get off them soon especially. Asathieoprine, but this needs to be done with the docs input . But even if I need to stay on some of the tablets ,life is 100% better . Doc didn't want me to vap but did offer me nicotine patches . They know the nicotine has a big effect for the good on ulcerative colitis . Not crohns . I didn't want to do it but am glad now that I started vaping .