ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z77.22

Cntct w and expsr to environ tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)

Diagnosis Code Z77.22

ICD-10: Z77.22
Short Description: Cntct w and expsr to environ tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)
Long Description: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z77.22

Valid for Submission
The code Z77.22 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Oth contact w and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health (Z77)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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  • Exposed to tobacco smoke at home
  • Exposed to tobacco smoke at work
  • Exposed to tobacco smoke in public places
  • History of exposure to second hand smoke
  • Non-smoker's second hand smoke syndrome
  • Passive smoker

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z77.22 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code Z77.22 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Exposure(to)
      • smoke
        • tobacco, second hand

Information for Patients

Secondhand Smoke

Also called: Environmental tobacco smoke, Passive smoking, Tobacco smoke pollution

Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke that comes from the burning end of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe, and the smoke breathed out by the smoker. It contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds of those chemicals are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.

Health effects of secondhand smoke include

  • Ear infections in children
  • More frequent and severe asthma attacks in children
  • Heart disease and lung cancer in adults who have never smoked

There is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. Even low levels of it can be harmful. The only way to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke is not to allow smoking indoors.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Smoking and asthma (Medical Encyclopedia)

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