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Smoking may be a deal breaker even for smokers.

If the health and hygiene concerns weren't enough reason to kick butts, now there's this: according to PerthNow.com, even smokers don't want to date a smoker.

Yep, one of society's greatest villains—the smoker—is loathsome enough that even smokers themselves don't want to date each other. Out of a very small sampling, 1,000 respondents, it was discovered that 87 percent of lady smokers would rather date a smoke-free dude. Men were less picky, and only 80 percent of them were circumspect about dating smokers. It should be pointed out that this study—more of a questionnaire, really—was sponsored by a Nicabate, a company that sells products designed to help users quit smoking. In Australia, a major push in the anti-smoking campaign is periodontitis, a condition resulting in loosened teeth and hideous gums.

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In addition to "yucky teeth," the Big C, stinky hair and weird yellowish fingers, using smokes can also lead to erectile dysfunction. My guess, and this is just a guess, is that no matter how cool you look, these distractions probably aren't worth the $8 per pack, even if you only smoke when you drink. Smoking May Lead To Erectile Dysfunction

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And here's the bad news for smokers, Australian and otherwise. Per TopNews, a proper-sized survey of 155,000 tobacco-smoking enthusiasts revealed that 50 percent of people can't punt the practice on their own. A patch or a pill or a hypnotist is required. Handling A Partner's Unhealthy Habit

Would you date a smoker? If not, what's the best way to badger a loved one into quitting?

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