After smoking full-time between 15 and 21 yrs old, and more of a part time basis in the last 3 years, I will stop smoking very shortly for the last time.
I have had a period of cessation before lasting about 3 months and felt pretty good soon after stopping but fell into the trap of thinking I could just have a few whilst boozing, a 'luxury' since learnt I cannot afford. Last few years have been pretty much constant half hearted attempts to stop, occasionally managing to stop for 2 or 3 weeks but finally succombing to convincing myself that to have a smoke would be a good idea.
Reasons for stopping:
[*]Hate stinking of smoke - smelling someone who just went for a cigarette is pretty minging
[*]Rid myself of a general feeling of lethargy from all poisonous crap inside the smoke
[*]Being able to breathe more freely - get rid of occasional wheeze
Financially not so much of a reason as I always tended to have sourced smokes from outside the EU thus only paying a small financial price for the negative aspects that smoking provides.
I have one smoke left in my box of Marlboro Lights, which I'm gonna smoke when I finished typing this then that is it!! Fed up of beating myself up for smoking, fed up of it all entirely, so whether I like it or not this is it.
I shall discipline myself to write stuff on my progress on here, which should help in weak moments when my motivation might decrease somewhat!