ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T65.211

Toxic effect of chewing tobacco, accidental (unintentional)

Diagnosis Code T65.211

ICD-10: T65.211
Short Description: Toxic effect of chewing tobacco, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description: Toxic effect of chewing tobacco, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T65.211

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of other and unspecified substances (T65)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Smokeless Tobacco

Also called: Chewing tobacco, Dip, Oral tobacco, Snuff, Spit tobacco

Many people who chew tobacco or dip snuff think it's safer than smoking. But you don't have to smoke tobacco for it to be dangerous. Chewing or dipping carries risks like

  • Cancer of the mouth
  • Decay of exposed tooth roots
  • Pulling away of the gums from the teeth
  • White patches or red sores in the mouth that can turn to cancer

Recent research shows the dangers of smokeless tobacco may go beyond the mouth. It might also play a role in other cancers, heart disease and stroke.

Smokeless tobacco contains more nicotine than cigarettes. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug that makes it hard to stop using tobacco once you start. Having a quit date and a quitting plan can help you stop successfully.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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