First and foremost, it isnt quitting, you are not giving anything up, i see it more as a recovery then quitting.
1. Mum kept dropping subtle hints, "oh that smells horrible", "you been smoking again" - yeah i know not so subtle but one word kind of sums it up. GUILT.
I don't want to put my parents through the pain of seeing me die before her, my sister was in a coma recently that wasn't her fault, i would be so ashamed if i was in her position on a hospital bed due to something i could of prevented.
2. SHAME. My mum and dad don't smoke, nor do their parents, so i was the odd one out, all my family knew i did it and they looked down on me for doing so. Kind of reverse peer pressure.
My dad runs. A lot. Marathons sub 3 hours and he's over 50! I want to beat him at that age, and i wont if i keep smoking. Yay for greater lung capacity. (over time, but still, better than removing them!)
But seriously, less chance of cancer, emphysema, and other nasty horrible diseases you can get.
4. Fear of Dying Young
Pretty self explanatory
I know there are cheaper ways to kill yourself.....
6. and this is the biggest one for me, Self Respect.
I haven't done much with my life so far, except go to uni, build a website and work for myself, but just to know that i can beat nicotine will give me so much confidence to know i can achieve anything i put my mind to. Although it is probably the most selfish reason to list, its the one that hold true. I want to know i can accomplish this, to get over a drug apparently more addictive then heroin.
Better chance of getting a date, being a non smoker where i live, more opportunities etc
Who wants to smell like an ashtray all the time???
I know this links in with a few of the other reasons but hear me out. A better diet will lead to better health, more time preparing my meals than eating junk all the time, more confidence as im getting fitter, the desire to exercise more to burn those extra calories, and as ill be more confident and have more respect ill feel more comfortable with the opposite sex.
10. Other benefits - Smell and Taste, Get IN!!!!!!! Getting them back now, man my place stinks lol, thank you nose for letting me know and doing something about it. Also i can actually taste what im putting in my mouth better (food, for you dirty minded people), go recovering taste buds!!
So those are my reasons, some personal, some social, some psychological, some selfish but all in all they will help me to stop, keep reminding myself why im doing this.
What do you guys think? Are those common reasons? Do they help?