Two very importants reasons are called Ellie (almost 3) and Oliver (4mths)
I suppose Ellie was the final staw before I stopped when she copied me smoking with a lolly stick, it was horrendous to see and of course my instant reaction was to go and have a smoke to get over it :confused:
I have been lucky (or unlucky depending on your viewpoint) that I have not been affected by all the usual bits that come with smoking, the obvious ones that is, no cough, don't get out of breath really easily, at least no easier than a person on my fitness level that doesn't smoke, so they were never a reason for me to quit (which is where the unlucky point comes from)
I thnk I have found more reasons to stay stopped than I had to stop in the first place. Silly things, like going to bed. I didn't smoke in the house so went outside to smoke, so come wanting to go to bed, if it was in the middle of a program that I thought oh i'll watch the rest in bed, I couldn't, cos i'd have to go and have a smoke first which meant by the time I got to bed I had missed at least 10 mins. Not the 1 min it now take me now, So I can go to bed when I like and not plan it around having a cig.
That goes for most things in life now, I don't plan it around smoking, which I love. I don't think right, i'll have a cig before I get in the car. (I never smoked around my children, so didn't smoke in my car if they were in it) and then work out how long it will take me to get where I am going and then have another when I get out of the car. It was more of a military mission if I was on my own as I won't walk down the road with my kids whilst smoking so I would have one before we leave, one when we get there, frog march round the shops so I could get back to the car and put the kids in so I could have another cig. I love the fact now I don't have to think about it. I can walk around for ages and not worry that I NEED to go and have a smoke.
It didn't really bother me at the time, but now I look back and realise how regimented my life was by smoking. Whereas now its not and that is now my main reason for not starting smoking again as I would hate to go back to that.