I think I could list exactly the same reasons on here as everybody else; health, money, for myself, for my girlfriend etc. In actual fact I am sick to bloody death of everyone and I mena EVERY-BLOODY-ONE going on and on and on about not smoking. It is a chore to go outside and smoke anywhere. It is a pain going out to the pub, a club, the airport etc. In fact - the last time I went to the airport my flight was 4 hours, and I had to check in 2 hours before, and by the time I did have a fag over in France I might aswell have given up as it had been nearly 8 hours! lol!
I think that the 70% of smokers want to stop statistic is way way off the mark. I would say 90% of smokers want to stop - and there is something inherant in ALL who choose to do this stupid act that makes you start, makes you carry on and makes you find excuses to continue. I think this time (ok I'm only on day 2) I will never smoke again - purely because something in my brain that was previously there has since gone and I don't have any reason to.
Anyway - this post is a bit long etc - and I am using patches - but I'm buggered if I'm going to use them for 3 months like they suggest. I know it isn't recommended but what I will do is leave the last patch on for as long as it can and then cope with any withdrawel symptoms that come along.
Smoking is a 2 part problem. You have the physical and psychological dependence on the drugs in the death sticks and the habbit of situation etc. Patches will help on both sides but ultimately it is up to me to stop completely.