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Smoking and ADHD: Ask the Expert Chat webinar with Dr. Scott Kollins

Wednesday February 13, 2013

Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Webcast

Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Scott Kollins

Description: Are you a smoker who has tried unsuccessfully to quit? Do you have a close friend or family member affected by ADHD who smokes and can¿t stop lighting up? If so, there may be a reason why kicking the smoking habit can be especially difficult for people with ADHD. Researchers are now beginning to understand the relation between smoking, nicotine addiction and ADHD. Scott Kollins, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Duke ADHD Program, is a researcher whose work focuses on the relationship between ADHD and smoking. His findings show how ADHD influences smoking behaviors and how nicotine is used to self-medicate some of the symptoms of the disorder. When compared to those without ADHD, people with ADHD are more likely to start smoking, become addicted to smoking and have more difficulty quitting smoking for good. Dr. Kollins will talk about his findings and answer questions on the challenges of stopping smoking while coping with ADHD. Webinar link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/378102736

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