Smoking http://wunc.org en Kids With ADHD Are Less Likely To Smoke After Treatment http://wunc.org/post/kids-adhd-are-less-likely-smoke-after-treatment <p></p><p>People who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are much more likely than the rest of the population to take up smoking. But a new report out today from Duke University shows that kids who are treated consistently for their ADHD with stimulant medication are less likely to take up the habit.</p><p></p><p>Lead author Scott Kollins said nicotine often becomes a comfort for young people who are socially awkward or have trouble concentrating.</p><p></p><p>“The treatment for ADHD addresses a lot of these things,” Kollins said.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:17 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35346 at http://wunc.org Kids With ADHD Are Less Likely To Smoke After Treatment NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending http://wunc.org/post/nc-ranks-45th-tobacco-prevention-and-cessation-spending <p></p><p>North Carolina doesn't spend enough to keep people from smoking or help them quit. That's according to a report from a coalition of health organizations.</p><p></p><p>The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report ranked North Carolina 45<sup>th</sup> in the country for spending on smoking and chewing prevention or cessation programs. The report says the state spent none of its tobacco tax revenue on those programs in fiscal year 2013.</p><p></p><p>Ricky Diaz of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the state wants to serve its residents.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:34:43 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27126 at http://wunc.org NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending UNC-Chapel Hill Studies To Aid In Crafting Tobacco Regulations http://wunc.org/post/unc-chapel-hill-studies-aid-crafting-tobacco-regulations <p>The <a href="http://www.fda.gov/">federal Food and Drug Administration</a> has tapped UNC-Chapel Hill researchers to compile data that&nbsp; may lead to stronger tobacco regulations.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:51:47 +0000 Gurnal Scott 24260 at http://wunc.org UNC-Chapel Hill Studies To Aid In Crafting Tobacco Regulations