Ask the Experts

ADHD Medication and Smoking

“I was diagnosed with ADHD last year and began taking a long-acting stimulant medication. I have had luck with the medication, but noticed an increased desire to smoke. Do you know of any studies that attest to this?”

I do not know of any research that suggests that the use of a long-acting stimulant medication increases the desire to smoke. If you are curious, though, you can ask the doctor who prescribed it to contact the manufacturer. The company’s professionals can do a literature search and let you know.

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