If you’re a smoker, your habit could be having a negative impact on your sex life, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong found that giving up smoking can dramatically improve flagging libidos, the Times of India reported.
They discovered that within six months of quitting, over half of former smokers being treated for impotence experienced a boost in their sex drive.
By contrast, only three in ten of those who carried on smoking saw any improvement during this time.
The researchers said this means that people who stub out their cigarettes have a 90 per cent greater chance of overcoming their problems in the bedroom.
“Smokers should be aware of such adverse effects from their smoking and should quit now to prevent erectile dysfunction and other diseases caused by smoking,” said Lam Tai-hing, one of the academics who worked on the study.
According to the NHS, research has shown that non-smokers are three times more attractive to the opposite sex than smokers.