Repatriation Medical Authority Statement

Chronic myeloid leukaemia - Cigar smoking Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 17 December 2003.

Investigative Documents

Claimant Report - Smoking [CRD905]

Claimant Report - Smoking [CRV905]

Preliminary questions [22730]


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

22732the veteran has established the causal connection between the service related cigar smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of chronic myeloid leukaemia.

Clinical onset and operational service [22732]

22734 the veteran smoked at least 15 pack years of cigars before the clinical onset of chronic myeloid leukaemia, 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.