I think the smell of cigarette smoke is disgusting. It makes kissing gross and it makes the person smell really off-putting. Any thoughts?
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Yes, in general. One of the biggest problems is because they end up with olfactory fatigue, so they don't smell the odour on themselves any more and can't tell when it is really noticeable. Basically they get desensitized to the smell of smoke, particularly stale smoke, and they don't notice it. And don't notice when the smell is clinging to them. And they tend to think people are simply complaining a lot about it when it's really 'not that bad'. But it's only 'not that bad' to them because they literally cannot smell it.
Certain ways of smoking can mitigate this somewhat, and frequency obviously plays a huge role in it. And some people understand it is a problem and take steps to address it even if they can't really smell it themselves - they just know that it most likely is there and try to deal with it as best they can. So... you can't really say ALL smokers stink. But many of them do.1