Most smokers ‘prefer dating non-smokers’

Updated: May 31, 2010, 11:40 AM IST

Melbourne: Most smokers like dating people who don’t light up, a new Australian study has found.

The survey commissioned by Nicabate for World No Tobacco Day learnt that almost four in every five male smokers would chose to date a non-smoker. The number is even higher at 87 per cent among women.

Also, in the survey of 1000 Australians, two-thirds said smoking was a turn-off, reports

Meanwhile, staff and patients at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne are drawing attention to smoking and the gum disease periodontitis on World No Tobacco Day.

Periodontitis causes teeth to become loose and fall out.