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Smoking 'makes you less attractive'

There are many reasons to quit smoking – the habit has been proven to be carcinogenic and it is also linked with an increased risk of heart complications.

Over eight million people in the UK still smoke and more than half of them are likely to die from smoking-related diseases.

And if you were alone as most of the nation enjoyed romantic meals and the company of their loved ones last night then smoking cessation could have added benefits.

New research from the Department of Health found that 74 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds stated that they would not kiss someone who had just smoked, while 76 per cent believe a cigarette makes people look less attractive.

"Whilst obviously people aren't permanently a smoker in many cases and some people can see past this - it does clearly influence a person's decision to date you," said Sarah Beeny, host of Channel 4's Property Ladder and the person behind dating website mysinglefriend.com.

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