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Treatment for ADHD May Reduce Smoking Risk

Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, may reduce the risk that a child will become a smoker as an adult. ADHD, marked by hyperactive and impulsive behavior, is treated with stimulant medications (including Vyvanse and Concerta).   Studies have shown that adults with ADHD are twice as likely to smoke as those without the condition.  People with ADHD also start earlier as smokers compared to the general population and are two to three times more...

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