We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’re a smoker, your only problems aren’t just those troubling health effects and yellow teeth. It turns out that being a smoker can actually get in the way of your success, in a lot of ways.
CEOs don’t smoke.(1) Believe it or not, CEOs and executives are less likely to smoke than their lower-ranking counterparts. So if you have big dreams of running your own company and be a full-time bo$$, you might want to lose the cigs.
Cigarettes can get in the way of your dating life. According to a Match.com survey, nine out of ten people don’t actually want to date smokers.(2) In fact, more people said that it was unacceptable to take a smoke break on a first date than to check their phone or be late. So if you want to hit it off with the hotties, your smoking might be an instant deal breaker. Worth it? Probably not.
People who smoke are much more likely to make (and have) less money. How much? About $8,300 less per year for the average smoker.(3) Not only are they spending money on cigarettes (which, let’s be real, really adds up), but over time they spend more money on their health, making the situation worse.
So if you want to run the world, clean up in the dating game and make more money, smoking isn’t doing you any favors in reaching your #goals. Learn more about how you can stop smoking.