When I quit last year I felt so strong and positive, and the 3/4 months of not smoking were the absolute best and I want to get back to that place.
I have two children one just in and another fast approaching teenage years, how can I dictate the perils of smoking when i'm doing it. They ask me what it tastes/feels like, and when I explain it tastes awful and doesnt really do anything other than stop me wanting one for a while, I know they think I am lying, because what would be the point in that? So I am concerned that they see me doing it, and think that there is some great mysterious pleasure in it because I am doing it.
The money saved is an obvious plus. During my last quit I put the money aside in a piggy bank, aptly named 'smokey bacon', and got great pleasure in treating myself at the end of the month.
The health issues and social stigma are the usual obvious ones. When I wasn't smoking I felt more 'normal'. Smoking makes me feel like a social outcast, sneaking out the back door for a smoke in the garden (i've never smoked indoors, so I even started with a social stigma attached to it).
My biggest obstacle, and my reason for failure last time, is when I'm on my own. I have to find ways to deal with these 'on my own' moments, because there are a lot of them, especially during the day.
So these are my intial reasons to quite, as I think on i'm sure there will be more. I want to be the person I became for a couple of months last year, cos she was great.
I'm spending the next couple of days arming myself with tools and weapons to succeed. I really liked the Nicodemon, can relate to that, and it makes me smile. Looking forward to posting my first message on Day 1. It will be soon.