Do drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) help steer kids away from cigarettes? Or do they actually make youngsters with ADHD more likely to smoke? In a new report, researchers say they might have found some signs of the former, but they also acknowledge that the evidence is extremely weak.
Studies in rats have shown that giving the animals stimulants might whet their appetite for cocaine later on. But there have been mixed findings on the link between stimulants, substance abuse and smoking in humans.