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Alzheimer-type dementia - Cigarette smoking Factor

This factor deals with the personal use of cigarettes ie it does not include passive smoking.

If there is a history of cigarette smoking it will be necessary to obtain information about:

  • the quantity smoked (either tailor-made cigarettes per day or hand-rolled cigarettes in ounces per week or a combination of both);
  • when this took place; and
  • the reasons for smoking.

The evidence gathered should be as complete and accurate as possible.  Information already held in departmental files, eg in previous statements and clinical notes, should not be overlooked.  Conflicting evidence should be resolved.

Before a causal link between a smoking habit and service may be established, consideration must be given to Repatriation Commission Guideline CM5030 - Guideline for claims assessors on smoking and alcohol related conditions and military service.

Last reviewed for CCPS 16 September 2011.

Investigative Documents
Type Title PDF Format Word Format
Claimant Report
Smoking
CRD905.pdf
CRD905.docx
Claimant Report
Smoking
CRV905.pdf
CRV905.docx
Preliminary questions [41438]

5803     the veteran has ever smoked cigarettes.

41450  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigarette smoking and VEA service for the clinical onset of Alzheimer-type dementia.

41451   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigarette smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of Alzheimer-type dementia.

or

41452   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigarette smoking and eligible service for the clinical onset of Alzheimer-type dementia.

Clinical onset and operational service [41451]

41532  the veteran had smoked at least 20 pack-years of cigarettes before the clinical onset of Alzheimer-type dementia and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset occurred within five years of cessation.

3116     the veteran has some period or periods of cigarette smoking that are causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [41452]

41532  the veteran had smoked at least 20 pack-years of cigarettes before the clinical onset of Alzheimer-type dementia and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset occurred within five years of cessation.

3521     the veteran has some period or periods of cigarette smoking that are causally related to eligible service.