Smokers urged to quit for Valentine’s

Smokers are being urged to quit cigarettes to improve their chances of finding love

If you’re single and a smoker, it could be cigarettes that are standing in the way of you finding true love.

Research from the Department of Health shows that many people find smokers less attractive, so on Valentine’s Day smokers are being urged to stub out their cigarettes in a bid to improve their romantic chances.

Statistics from the Department of Health show 64 per cent of 35-year-olds would refuse a kiss from a smoker, while 47 per cent of those polled say if they knew someone was a smoker they would think twice about starting a serious relationship.

More than eight million people in England smoke, and half of these people are likely to die from smoking relating diseases if they do not quit.

By stopping, smokers could increase their life expectancy by a shocking 16 years and save thousands of pounds.

Free Quit Kits are now available from local pharmacies. Visit the NHS smokefree website for advice on quitting.

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