I admit, the thought of dating someone who regularly reaches for a pack of cigarettes is not high on my priorities list. But I’ve known many friends to date smokers, and not been affected by it. Personally, I’m not a fan of kissing an ashtray, so dating a person who happens to smoke isn’t going to get me excited.
But if you’re considering dating a smoker, consider a few things.
- The smell can be overwhelming – Some people are lucky. Although they smoke, the smell of the smoke doesn’t seem to stick to their clothes. For the other 90 percent of smokers however, the smell of cigarettes can be exponentially overwhelming. I mean, it’s in everything! The walls, the sheets, the person’s clothes, your hair. Ay yi yi.
- Health Reasons – If you’re a health buff, than you know the diseases that are often associated with smoking – lung cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis — Health first! According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 46.6 Americans smoke cigarettes.
- Second Hand Smoke – Two words. It kills. Personally even if I were to consider dating a smoker, just knowing that would make me think twice.
Are you a smoker or have you dated one? Tell us your story!