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Statements of Principles

Erectile dysfunction - 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 5 October 2005.

Investigative Documents
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Claimant Report
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Preliminary questions [22882]

26916 there is some evidence that cigar smoking may be a factor in the development or worsening of the condition under consideration.

35223  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and VEA service for erectile dysfunction.

22890   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and VEA service for the clinical onset of erectile dysfunction.

22892  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of erectile dysfunction.

or

22891  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and eligible service for the clinical onset of erectile dysfunction.

or

7334     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335     the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

35224   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and VEA service for the clinical worsening of erectile dysfunction.

35225  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and operational service for the clinical worsening of erectile dysfunction.

or

35226  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigar smoking and eligible service for the clinical worsening of erectile dysfunction.

Clinical onset and operational service [22892]

27891  the veteran smoked at least ten pack years of cigars before the clinical onset of erectile dysfunction.

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

Clinical onset and eligible service [22891]

27892  the veteran smoked at least fifteen pack years of cigars before the clinical onset of erectile dysfunction.

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

Clinical worsening and operational service [35225]

22893  the veteran smoked at least ten pack years of cigars before the clinical worsening of erectile dysfunction.

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

9196     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the period or periods of cigar smoking are causally related.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [35226]

22894  the veteran smoked at least fifteen pack years of cigars before the clinical worsening of erectile dysfunction.

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

9197     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of eligible service to which the period or periods of cigar smoking are causally related.