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Health Media Ltd

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Teenagers with Attention Problems at Risk of Smoking Health Media Ltd - July 01, 2002

Teenagers with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be much more likely to take up smoking. US study findings from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, show that teenagers who reported that they had ever smoked were more than three times more likely to have "clinically significant ADHD inattention symptoms" and current smokers were almost three times more likely to have similar symptoms. The study is reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.