In a poll conducted by Superdrug it found 70 per cent of people hate talking to someone who has just finished smoking. According to a the survey, cigarettes make breath smell worst.
"When you're getting up close and personal, there's nothing so off putting as having to deal with something like bad breath," the Sun quoted Simon Comins, from Superdrug, as saying.
He added: "Today everyone needs to perform to their best ability in a work setting so we'd advise to look after their dental hygiene - garlic breath at a job interview may make the difference between getting the job or not."
Garlic, un-brushed teeth and Marmite followed fags in the poll of 3,000 adults.
Also, onions, beer, pickled onions, fish, curry and coffee featured in the top 20.