Drug therapy may lower odds that kids with ADHD will smoke

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    Drug therapy may lower odds that kids with ADHD will smoke - WFMJ

    Children taking medications to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse -- are less likely to smoke, according to a new analysis.
    Kids with ADHD who were treated with these so-called stimulant medications were about half as likely to smoke as children with this disorder who weren't treated with these medications, researchers found.

    "We found an association between getting treated with stimulant medications and having a lower risk of smoking in adolescence and adulthood," said study researcher Erin Schoenfelder, clinical psychologist at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.
     
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