Why is smoking sexy

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Consequently, I itch to finger long, white, sentence punctuating cigarettes. Is smoking a turn-off for you? Credit: iStockphoto. But these are dangerous thoughts to have in these health-conscious times. Will I be plain packaged for admitting I enjoy the odd cigar? Did you know that women aged between 20 and 40 living within 25 kilometres of Brisbane say they smoke regularly or would date someone who smokes regularly?

The result for men the same age was I know this because RSVP told me so. Rewind 50 years and it would have been a different story. Not better, but different. So witness the rise of exhibit A: DatingforSmokers. Witness exhibit B: SmokingFestishKingdom. Yes folks, there is such a thing as capnolagnia, sexual fetish for the smell or image of smoking. Actually, there has been quite a bit of research on the subject. A recent study explored this fetishism in relation to social conditioning and childhood experiences. The evolutionary psychologists found, among other things, that both hetero and homosexual males were more attracted to smoking if their mother smoked.

So men really do want to marry their mothers after all? In Australia, latest ABS figures show around 8 million of us aged 15 years and over had smoked at some time, with 3. The vast majority 91 per cent of these smoke daily, and, as RSVP so scientifically showed, males were more likely to be current smokers than females 22 per cent compared with 18 per cent. Yet people still smoke. Some people still think having a smoke is still made out to be cool.

And some people will probably never stop. Do you think smoking is sexy? If you are a smoker, what has been your experience — do you feel like a social pariah? Is it hard to get a date? Facebook kfeeney fairfaxmedia. Katherine Feeney is a journalist with the Nine Network Australia. Smoking: sexy or sickly? Please try again later. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 4, — 3. Save Log in , register or subscribe to save articles for later. Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. How about you? Katherine Feeney Twitter .

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