Whether it's the smell, taste, look or all of the above, there are just some folks who can't get down with someone who's a smoker. I get it, truly! Cigarettes have lost all of their Hollywood-glamour appeal, only to be replaced with Surgeon General warnings and a whole lotta stigma.
At the end of the day, people are going to do what they want to do! However, it may be beneficial to understand what your smoking habit says to other people—specifically to romantic interests. I mean, c'mon, you don't want to let the love of your life get away because of a bad habit, amirite?
Premium E-cigarette company, Halo surveyed a number of people to determine how they felt about cigarettes when it came to their romantic partners.—"We surveyed over 500 Americans, both smokers and nonsmokers, about their perceptions of cigarette smokers. We asked them about their feelings toward dating cigarette smokers, which types of smoking and which scenarios were deal breakers, as well as basic demographic questions.
Here’s what what they learned—
- "Men and women agree in their beliefs that smokers are addicted, enjoy nicotine, and are unhealthy due to their habits. A large majority of participants said smokers were addicted."
- "When asked if they would get into a serious relationship with a smoker, about 64 percent of nonsmoking men and women said no. Interestingly, even some smokers didn’t want to date other smokers."
- "Despite over half of nonsmoking respondents considered smoking a serious relationship deal breaker, 58 percent have dated a smoker, and very few participants – be they smokers or not – have actually broken up with someone for smoking."
- "Men were slightly more likely to find smokers unattractive, though women weren’t far behind—with 54 percent saying smoking has a negative impact on attractiveness."
To read the full survey, head HERE
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