SMOKING is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK every year.
The habit can lead to health complications but new research has suggested it might also have a negative impact on your relationships. A study of over 2,000 smokers found that half of them would hide their habit from their loved ones.
The research, conducted by LloydsPharmacy, found that 43 per cent of those who keep it under wraps have used walking the dog as an excuse to have a cigarette, while 54 per cent would say they’re just nipping to the shops.
Another 40 per cent offer to take the bins out for a secret ciggie, and two thirds have blamed a friend for smelling of smoke.