PAUSING during sex to have a lengthy coughing fit is fine, according to smokers.
Researchers found that over 80 per cent of smokers have to stop during sexual intercourse to clear their chests.
45-year-old smoker Mark Irwin said: “My wife doesn’t mind, it’s almost like an extension of foreplay.
“I sit on the edge of the bed, have a good old cough and perhaps a drink of water. Then romance is resumed. I don’t think it spoils the mood.
He added: “After sex I generally have a cigarette, it’s almost the best bit.”