What is the connection between adult ADHD and nicotine?

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Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to smoke cigarettes and become dependent on nicotine.

They may also find it more difficult to give up smoking nicotine. Researchers are investigating why this is the case.

According to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), as many as 10 million adults in the United States (U.S.) have ADHD.

Nicotine is a natural component of tobacco. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Trusted Source explains that nicotine can change how the brain works, leading to cravings and addiction.

Tobacco products, such as cigarettes, deliver nicotine to the brain quickly. This satisfies a person’s cravings for nicotine. However, it also makes it easier for a person to become dependent on it and makes it harder to quit smoking.

Smoking nicotine can increaseTrusted Source a person’s risk of developing heart diseasestrokelung cancer, and other health conditions.

This article explores the connection between ADHD and smoking nicotine.

Read full article here.

Medical News Today – 2022-05-30.

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