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Dear Poll: Would You Date a Smoker?

It's official, Katherine Heigl is a smoker. But from all the photographs I've seen of her puffing away, I've never seen her husband partaking, which leads me to believe that he's a nonsmoker. I don't smoke either and because of that, I don't think I could date someone who does. Having to smell stale cigarette smoke on his clothes and put up with smoker's breath would be quite nauseating to me. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but ladies, what I want to know is, would you date a smoker if you weren't one yourself?


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Sumsum00 Sumsum00 9 years
ladies i am sorry but to tell you all the truth about what you are arguing is completely unreal. im a guy who is dating a girl who smokes and it used to bother me to. i started to really like this girl soon enough i am finding myself in love. people have asked me how i stand being with it. but i have a question for all of you, if you were really in love with someone would you really be all about a non smoking guy? all im trying to say is that i love this girl and can handle it.
sunshowers83 sunshowers83 9 years
My boyfriend only smokes occasionally when he drinks, and I'm fine with that. If he started smoking regularly though, that's a deal breaker. Not just because of the smell, but because of the health issues. My dad smoked for 20 years and through many broken promises to quit, and I would never put myself through that heartache again. And I know this is REALLY bad, HORRIBLE, but I think my boyfriend is so sexy when I do see him smoking. I think it's cuz he's usually so buttoned down and goody-goody, and when he's smoking he transforms into a bad boy for just a moment. :) So I think it's perfect that he's a social smoker!
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I cannot stand kissing a drunk or a smoker. I hate the smell and taste of cigarettes and/or alcohol on their breath. Also, having smelly clothes and an incredibly unhealthy, addictive personality is also a turn off.
alphaxigirl07 alphaxigirl07 9 years
well.. i always thought i would never date a smoker, but i did. twice. back to back. both people claimed that they would quit, not for me, but because they wanted too. i guess since i don't smoke. anyways, i didn't stay with the first guy long enough to see anything change, but my current boyfriend quit. i'm really glad because of the health reasons and additionally, because i am allergic to smoke! i always had a thought that i was but i got an allergy test done at one point and that showed up as an allergy, so if for some weird reason i ever was to date a different person again, no i wouldn't date a smoker.
AshleyMay84 AshleyMay84 9 years
Even when i wasnt a smoker, (ive been smoking since stress!!!) I dated a guy that was a smoker, and it didnt bother me. its probably because alot of people in my family smoke so i was just used to it. Even though i do smoke, i hate the smell of it, and desperately wish i never ever started. im working on quitting, but its just so damn hard. where there is stress and pressure i pick up a cigarette. its tough.
graylen graylen 9 years
I am very anti-smoking (for health reasons and that I get headaches from the smoke) and fell head over heels with a smoker. We just had an agreement. He had a right to smoke. I had a right to never kiss him when he did or smelled like he did. It got annoying to him and he cut back and had the best dental hygiene ever. : ) Now, he's chewing Nicotine gun and was so amazed by how much better he felt that he's trying to quit for good. Worked for me! **I also made sure that I never said he needed to quit. That has to be their own decision. He always says he really appreciated that.
Jacinthe Jacinthe 9 years
I don't think I could date a smoker. I don't usually notice the lingering smell of it, as I was raised around smokers, but I can't stand the smoke blowing in my face and I can't imagine that kissing a smoker tastes very good. On top of that, I'd hate to loose the person to cancer or whatnot because of their habit.
ann418 ann418 9 years
I HAPPILY date a smoker!!! So there! :)
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
As a rule, I do NOT date smokers. However, I met a guy over the summer that smokes 5 or so cigarettes a day, always smells delicious, and always has smoke-free breath. Some people are worth making exceptions for. :)
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
I really wish that she would quit!!
sjj158 sjj158 9 years
I agree, Sanriano. And Allourregrets you are right, just because you smoke it doesn't mean YOU are nasty but the habit itself is nasty. I don't judge you but I have the right to decide if I want to be around other people who smoke and have that infringe on my health. I used to smoke so it's not like I never knew that habit and am just talking out of my a**. I would choose not to be with someone who smokes and, yes, miss a chance at love rather than lose that person later to cancer. I'll take a pass on that one.
sanriano sanriano 9 years
i dont believe that being a smoker, makes one less lovable. just a potential health risk to both the smoker and nonsmoker. smokers can be lovable, too, just not their habit/addiction.
sanriano sanriano 9 years
i would risk to lose a chance to potential love than my health. smoking kills! it's a risk factor to almost all health problems out there. and second hand smoke ain't any better.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
Am I really the only smoker around here? My Bf and I are both smokers.. what can I say? That doesnt make either one of us bad people, or "stinky" or "nasty" or whatever... It doesnt make our relationship mean any less. We have a 4 story house and only smoke in the basement(and only because its freezing outside, once it starts getting warm again we will take it outside) I dont see what the big fuss is...or how it makes me(or him) any less loveable...
sjj158 sjj158 9 years
I used to be a smoker (more social than not) but my husband wouldn't marry me unless I promised to quit. I did... it's been 2 years. Now my job is to help people quit smoking. As for it being equated to drinking - sorry, honey, but no. There are many more health complications than with drinking. It doesn't affect just the person who is smoking but everyone around them. Second hand smoke is just as dangerous especially for children. I would never date a smoker if I were single again. Why would I bother getting involved with someone who could potentially die because of something they were doing? With all the proven information we have available now it doesn't make sense to keep smoking. I applaud my clients who want to quit and make efforts. It's not always easy and it doesn't always happen on the first try but they are making an effort and eventually can succeed. It's a stupid, nasty habit.
nancita nancita 9 years
As someone who is always trying not to smoke, it's definitely easier to abstain when I'm dating a nonsmoker. My boyfriend is also a former smoker, so we have to help each other not smoke. Otherwise, we'd both probably smoke, since neither of us has a problem with it.
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I don't smoke and I wouldn't date a smoker. Most of my life the people I've been around have been non smokers and now my fiances best friend and his wife Smoke like trains. I can't stand it. Whenever we hang out I end up smellign like an ash tray and it makes my throat hurt and I always end up waking up the nest day with congestion. It's just gross and once we get set up on our own for good I will not be letting them smoek in my house.
Meike Meike 9 years
No, I wouldn't. It doesn't fit my healthy lifestyle.
pinkmermaid23 pinkmermaid23 9 years
Even though the idea of a "social smoker" is a load of crap to me, I don't particularly mind my boyfriend smoking when we're out and about. However, if he were lighting up every half hour I'd be so annoyed! Has anyone ever been out to dinner and they leave to smoke before, during, and after?!?! Ohh that was my worst date ever. You can be sure I left that guy immediately.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I think smoking is so gross, but I am married to a smoker! He doesn't smoke in the house or the cars, or around me at all, and he brushes his teeth a lot so he doesn't have gross breath. I am NOT attracted to smokers, but he just swept me off my feet in so many ways that somehow the smoking wasn't an issue! I do believe that he will quit when I decide to get pregnant, though.
geebers geebers 9 years
I also work in clinical cancer research and I used to be very anti-smokers. I met my boyfriend without knowing he was a smoker at first but by the time I got to know him better I already liked him and now -while I absolutely hate it (side note- nearly all of the studies I work on are smoking related cancer studies), he is an amazing person and I would never leave him because he smokes. for me, it is health and it is something that I am trying to help him quit. He has gotten a LOT better since he met me but he knows that if he wants stay commit long term - he has to make every effort to quit and stick with it. Still, if he couldn't or he tried but failed every now and then? I would stay.
yoan190 yoan190 9 years
As I dated my husband, he was a social smoker. I didn't really like it and he knew it. So he went somewhere nowhere near me when he smoked. But then he totally cut off the habit not long after we got married.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
I'd rather date someone that smokes weed than cigs I dont mind it, as long as it's an outside thing. My fiance would let me do it as long as he wasn't around or if I was outside. I only did it once a month, TWICE at the most. I stopped smoking the green, my personal choice, and my fiance doesn't touch that stuff so we're good now.
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