Date amended:
External
Repatriation Medical Authority Statement

Malignant neoplasm of the lung - Being in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze Factor

The wording of this factor in the Statement of Principles is "being in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space".  In the SOP for Malignant neoplasm of the lung the RMA has defined an enclosed space as "a substantially enclosed area, for example, the interior of a building, ship or aircraft, a covered workshop or factory".

Information about the scope and nature of service occupations may be found in Physical requirements, duties, and workplace hazards of specific military occupations

Last reviewed for CCPS 18 July 2007.

Investigative Documents
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Claimant Report
Being in an Atmosphere with a Visible Tobacco Smoke Haze
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reliminary questions [4923]

31767 there is some evidence that being in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

4926     the veteran has been in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space.

18187 the veteran has been in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space for at least 5000 hours.

4932     the veteran was in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space for at least 5000 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

4927     the veteran has established the causal connection between the exposure to tobacco smoke and VEA service for the malignant neoplasm of the lung.

4928     the veteran has established the causal connection between the exposure to tobacco smoke and operational service for the malignant neoplasm of the lung.

or

4929     the veteran has established the causal connection between the exposure to tobacco smoke and eligible service for the malignant neoplasm of the lung.

Clinical onset and operational service [4928]

4936     operational service made a material contribution to the veteran being in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space for at least 5000 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

5937     where operational service made a material contribution to the veteran being in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space for at least 5000 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, the first such exposure commenced at least five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

Clinical onset and eligible service [4929]

4937     eligible service made a material contribution to the veteran being in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space for at least 5000 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

4938     where eligible service made a material contribution to the veteran being in an atmosphere with a visible tobacco smoke haze in an enclosed space for at least 5000 hours before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, the first such exposure commenced at least ten years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.