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Malignant neoplasm of the colorectum - Cigarette smoking Factor

This factor deals with the personal use of cigarettes ie it does not include passive smoking.

If there is a history of cigarette smoking it will be necessary to obtain information about:

  • the quantity smoked (either tailor-made cigarettes per day or hand-rolled cigarettes in ounces per week or a combination of both);
  • 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 26 August 2004.

Investigative Documents

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Claimant Report
Smoking
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Claimant Report
Smoking
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Preliminary questions [9828]

5803     the veteran has ever smoked cigarettes.

13786  the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigarette smoking and VEA service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the colorectum.

13788   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigarette smoking and operational service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the colorectum.

or

13789   the veteran has established the causal connection between the cigarette smoking and eligible service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the colorectum.

Clinical onset and operational service [13788]

14834 the veteran has smoked at least fifteen pack years of cigarettes before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred within 30 years of cessation.

32270 the veteran's service related cigarette smoking commenced at least 20 years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

3116     the veteran has some period or periods of cigarette smoking that are causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [13789]

14835 the veteran has smoked at least 25 pack years of cigarettes before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration and, where smoking has ceased, the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred within 15 years of cessation.

32271 the veteran's service related cigarette smoking commenced at least 35 years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

3521     the veteran has some period or periods of cigarette smoking that are causally related to eligible service.