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    This is something I've coded so often without putting much thought into.
    Why is "Tobacco use disorder (305.1) classed as 'non-dependent'? I've tried nicotine dependency, and it's also 305.1. It seems to be both 'dependent & 'non-dependent at the same time. Any thoughts on this?
    John C. Sim, CPC

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    If you look underneath 305.1 it says Tobacco dependence, although it states in the Main Category 305 Nondependent abuse of drugs.

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