6 Ways Smoking Affects Your Relationship

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Is your bad habit getting in the way of your love life?

4. Sexual Endurance
When I was in college, I dated a guy who smoked every day. I wasn't smoking at the time in an attempt to get healthy, and was exercising frequently to help that goal. He also worked out constantly, but because of his smoking, his sexual endurance gradually lessened as he was less able to perform strenuous activities without huffing and puffing and taking breaks. This was noticeably frustrating and decreased our sexual activity — leaving us both unsatisfied.

5. Birth Control
You know how birth control commercials always state that women over 25 should not smoke while on the pill, NuvaRing, OrthoEvra patch, etc.? That's for a good reason. There is evidence that birth control's effectiveness can lessen or even cause heart problems when you’re a smoker, depending on conditions such as the type of birth control, your age and the amount you smoke per day. Don't take a risk with your body like that; stick to the pill, not the pack.

6. Life Expectancy
Should you be lucky enough to find the one person you want to stay with and decide to spend the rest of your life with him, you want that life to be long. You want it to be long and fulfilled and happy, right up until the non-premature end, right? Well, the risk of lung cancer death in female smokers has increased in recent years, so the longer you continue to smoke, the less time you'll have with your partner. On the flip side, the sooner you quit, the more time you can count on.

How has smoking affected your relationship?

 

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