ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F17.210

Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicated

Diagnosis Code F17.210

ICD-10: F17.210
Short Description: Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicated
Long Description: Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicated
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F17.210

Valid for Submission
The code F17.210 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19)
      • Nicotine dependence (F17)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9
  • 305.1 - Tobacco use disorder (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Cigarette smoker
  • Continuous dependence on cigarette smoking
  • Episodic dependence on cigarette smoking
  • Heavy cigarette smoker
  • Heavy smoker
  • Heavy smoker
  • Light cigarette smoker
  • Light cigarette smoker
  • Moderate cigarette smoker
  • Moderate cigarette smoker
  • Moderate smoker
  • Tobacco dependence caused by cigarettes
  • Tobacco dependence, continuous
  • Tobacco dependence, episodic
  • Very heavy cigarette smoker

Information for Patients


Smoking

Also called: Cigar smoking, Cigarette smoking, Pipe smoking, Tobacco smoking

There's no way around it. Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. It is also responsible for many other cancers and health problems. These include lung disease, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and cataracts. Women who smoke have a greater chance of certain pregnancy problems or having a baby die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke secondhand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do.

E-cigarettes often look like cigarettes, but they work differently. They are battery-operated smoking devices. Not much is known about the health risks of using them.

Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of health problems. The earlier you quit, the greater the benefit.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Risks of tobacco (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Smoking and asthma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Smoking and COPD (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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Present on Admission
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