I have had type 1 diabetes for the past 4 years and when it was diagnosed I decided it was time for a complete lifestyle change.Every leaflet you read about diabetes tells you not to smoke. I have probably stopped smoking about 5 times since then (NRT) but have never had much faith in myself achieving it.
I was expelled from school for smoking and eventually completed my education in University at the age of 33 - at least 10 years of earning potential wasted.
4 years on and I'm determined to stop the fags, get excercising and cut down on beer. I also found my 17yr old daughter had been smoking, something I thought would never happen as both my kids were very anti smoking up until then. I couldn't believe she had started, obviously not aware that her Mum and I were desperate to stop ourselves.
When I see other people smoking I don't associate myself as being like them, it looks such a stupid thing to do, but it seems perfectly normal to do it yourself:confused:
In summary my reasons for stopping are
Cold Feet (from standing outside every hour smoking:eek
I hate the bastard things and blame my choice to smoke for many downfalls so far in life (I would probably be a millionaire today otherwise:p)