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Cigar smoking

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Malignant neoplasm of the liver - Cigar smoking Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 14 December 1998.

Investigative Documents

Claimant Report - Smoking [CRD905]

Claimant Report - Smoking [CRV905]

Preliminary questions [22607]

22889

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

22577 the condition under consideration is a hepatocellular carcinoma.

22608the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and VEA service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the liver.

22609the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the liver.

or

22610the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and eligible service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the liver.

Clinical onset and operational service [22609]

22611the veteran had smoked at least ten pack years of cigars before the clinical onset of the malignant neoplasm of the liver, and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset occurred within ten years of cessation.

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

Clinical onset and eligible service [22610]

22612the veteran had smoked at least twenty pack years of cigars before the clinical onset of the malignant neoplasm of the liver, and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset occurred within ten years of cessation.

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