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Retinal vascular occlusive disease - Pipe smoking Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 05 October 2006.

Preliminary questions [36275]

26927 there is some evidence that pipe smoking may be a factor in the development or worsening of the condition under consideration.

36296the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and VEA service for the clinical onset of retinal vascular occlusive disease.

36297the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of retinal vascular occlusive disease.

or

36298the veteran has established the causal connection between the pipe smoking and eligible service for the clinical onset of retinal vascular occlusive disease.

Clinical onset and operational service [36297]

36306the veteran has smoked at least 15 pack years of pipe tobacco before the clinical onset of retinal vascular occlusive disease and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset of retinal vascular occlusive disease occurred within 30 years of cessation.

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

Clinical onset and eligible service [36298]

36307the veteran has smoked at least 20 pack years of pipe tobacco before the clinical onset of retinal vascular occlusive disease and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset of retinal vascular occlusive disease occurred within 30 years of cessation.

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