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Last amended 
23 June 2015

Macular degeneration - Pipe smoking Factor

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

  • the quantity smoked (ascertain tobacco smoked per week in grams or ounces; 1 ounce = 28 grams);
  • 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, e.g. 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.

Note:

The SOP factor dealing with pipe smoking covers only the smoking of tobacco. It does not include non-tobacco products such as marijuana or hashish. This is because the RMA SOP factors refer to "cigarettes or the equivalent thereof in other tobacco products".

Last reviewed for CCPS 27 April 2010

Investigative Documents
Type Title PDF Format Word Format
Claimant Report
Smoking
CRD905.pdf
CRD905.docx
Claimant Report
Smoking
CRV905.pdf
CRV905.docx
Preliminary questions [22644]

22895  there is some evidence that pipe smoking may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

41131  the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and VEA service for macular degeneration.

22656   the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and VEA service for the clinical onset of macular degeneration.

22657  the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of macular degeneration.

or

22658  the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and eligible service for the clinical onset of macular degeneration.

or

7334     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335     the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

41132   the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and VEA service for the clinical worsening of macular degeneration.

41133  the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and operational service for the clinical worsening of macular degeneration.

or

41134  the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and eligible service for the clinical worsening of macular degeneration.

Clinical onset and operational service [22657]

22659  the veteran has smoked at least 10 pack-years of pipe tobacco before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset has occurred within 20 years of cessation.

4911    the veteran has some period or periods of pipe smoking that are causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [22658]

22660  the veteran has smoked at least 15 pack-years of pipe tobacco before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset has occurred within 20 years of cessation.

4913    the veteran has some period or periods of pipe smoking that are causally related to eligible service.

Clinical worsening and operational service [41133]

41135  the veteran has smoked at least 10 pack-years of pipe tobacco before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical worsening has occurred within 20 years of cessation.

4911    the veteran has some period or periods of pipe smoking that are causally related to operational service.

9204    the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the period or periods of pipe smoking are causally related.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [41134]

41136  the veteran has smoked at least 15 pack-years of pipe tobacco before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical worsening has occurred within 20 years of cessation.

4913    the veteran has some period or periods of pipe smoking that are causally related to eligible service.

9205    the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of eligible service to which the period or periods of pipe smoking are causally related.