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Ritalin and Smoking

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, girls who take drugs such as Ritalin to treat ADHD appear nearly half as likely than others with the condition to start smoking or to abuse drugs. Experts say the findings are important because over half of kids with the disorder who smoke ultimately develop a substance abuse problem.


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