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NIDA. (2009, July 8). Dating is hard enough already--why make it harder?. Retrieved from https://archives.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/dating-hard-enough-already-why-make-it-harder

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Sara Bellum
July 8 2009
Image with a couple and words saying that 75% of high school seniors prefer to date someone who doesn't smoke

Never underestimate the power of a bright white smile. NIDA’s 2008 Monitoring the Future Survey found that the vast majority of teens—75% of high school seniors—would “prefer to date people who don’t smoke.”

According to scientists at the University of Michigan, “teens should take note that becoming a smoker will make them less attractive to the great majority of the opposite sex—a high price to pay.” You can say that again! Dating is hard enough already—why smoke cigarettes and make it even harder?

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