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19 June 2015

Cerebral ischaemia - Cigar smoking Factor

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

  • the quantity smoked (the number of cigars smoked per week);
  • 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 24 May 2007.

Investigative Documents
Type Title PDF Format Word Format
Claimant Report
Smoking
CRD905.pdf
CRD905.docx
Claimant Report
Smoking
CRV905.pdf
CRV905.docx
Preliminary questions [12577]

22889 there is some evidence that cigar smoking may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

4915     the veteran has ever smoked cigars.

12669  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and VEA service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

12670   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

4921     the veteran has some period or periods of cigar smoking that are causally related to operational service.

or

12671   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and eligible service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

4922     the veteran has some period or periods of cigar smoking that are causally related to eligible service.

Clinical onset and operational service [12670]

37870 the veteran had ceased smoking cigars before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37168  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking which had ceased and operational service for the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37172 the veteran smoked an average of at least four cigars per day for at least five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

or

12672 the veteran smoked an average of at least one cigar per day for at least five years before the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident with at least some smoking being maintained in the ten years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

or

37169  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking which had not ceased and operational service for the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37171 the veteran smoked at least one pack year of cigars before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

or

37170 the veteran smoked an average of at least one cigar per day for at least the one year before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

Clinical onset and eligible service [12671]

37870 the veteran had ceased smoking cigars before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37875  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking which had ceased and eligible service for the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37909 the veteran smoked an average of at least four eligible service cigars per day for at least five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

or

12673 the veteran smoked an average of at least one cigar per day for at least five years before the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident with at least some smoking being maintained in the five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

or

37876  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking which had not ceased and eligible service for the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37908 the veteran smoked at least one pack year of eligible service cigars before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

or

37907 the veteran smoked an average of at least one eligible service cigar per day for at least the one year before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.