ICD-10 Code F17.229

Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, w unsp disorders

Diagnosis Code F17.229

ICD-10: F17.229
Short Description: Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, w unsp disorders
Long Description: Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, with unspecified nicotine-induced disorders
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F17.229

Valid for Submission
The code F17.229 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)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code F17.229 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 894 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE, LEFT AMA
  • 895 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITH REHABILITATION THERAPY
  • 896 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITH MCC
  • 897 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 292.9 - Drug mental disorder NOS (Approximate Flag)

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code F17.229 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


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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ICD-10 Footnotes

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