ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V15.82

History of tobacco use

Diagnosis Code V15.82

ICD-9: V15.82
Short Description: History of tobacco use
Long Description: Personal history of tobacco use
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V15.82

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V15 Other personal history presenting hazards to health

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Aggressive ex-smoker
  • Ex-smoker
  • Ex-snuff user
  • Ex-tobacco chewer
  • Ex-tobacco user
  • Ex-user of moist powdered tobacco
  • Failed attempt to stop smoking
  • History of tobacco use
  • Smoked before confirmation of pregnancy
  • Smoker in the family
  • Stopped smoking before pregnancy
  • Stopped smoking during pregnancy
  • Uses moist tobacco occasionally

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V15.82 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • cigarette smoking V15.82
      • smoking (tobacco) V15.82
      • tobacco use V15.82

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

  • Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

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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
  • Smoking and asthma
  • Smoking and COPD

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