MORE than half of Scots have said that they would not pucker-up if the other person had morning or smokers’ breath.
According to a new survey from the No Smoking Day charity, 58% of Scottish adults would be put off kissing by smokers’ breath, only coming second to morning breath in which 59% of people said they would refuse a kiss.
And for those heading out for a romantic meal this Valentine’s Day garlic and onion should be scored off the menu as 49% said they would be put off when kissing someone who had just ate them.
The most popular type of kiss is a minty kiss with 38% saying they prefer fresh breath.
Around 22% prefer a fruity kiss when locking lips such as a cherry flavour chap stick.
Rachel Martin, from the No Smoking Day charity says that the survey results should be an incentive for people to stop smoking.
She said: “Everyone has their own reasons for quitting and as over a quarter of single people in the UK smoke we felt a chance to enhance their love life may be the incentive they need to kiss their smoking habit goodbye.”
No Smoking Day will take place on Wednesday 9 March.
Now in its 28th year, the campaign’s mission is to inspire as many smokers as possible to help them quit their addiction and take control of their health and looks.
More information can be found at www.wequit.co.uk