ICD-10-CM Code F17.22

Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

F17.22 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:F17.22
Short Description:Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco
Long Description:Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • F17.220 - ... uncomplicated
  • F17.221 - ... in remission
  • F17.223 - ... with withdrawal
  • F17.228 - ... with other nicotine-induced disorders
  • F17.229 - ... with unspecified nicotine-induced disorders

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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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