Teen Smoking May Cause Enduring Attention Problems

 ADHD in the News 2015-10-13

Smoking in adolescence contributes to attention problems that persist into adulthood, a new study of identical twins suggests. ""Since our results imply that smoking causally increases attention problems, the most important implication of this study is that the initiation of smoking should be prevented or delayed as much as possible,"" Jorien Treur, doctoral candidate, Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, told Medscape Medical News.