ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T65.212A

Toxic effect of chewing tobacco, intentional self-harm, init

Diagnosis Code T65.212A

ICD-10: T65.212A
Short Description: Toxic effect of chewing tobacco, intentional self-harm, init
Long Description: Toxic effect of chewing tobacco, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T65.212A

Valid for Submission
The code T65.212A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of other and unspecified substances (T65)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T65.212A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 917 - POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECTS OF DRUGS WITH MCC
  • 918 - POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECTS OF DRUGS WITHOUT MCC

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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