This is not the first time I have quit, but this time I have planned it and prepared for it so I hope it will be more sucessful than the other tries when no forethought or planning was given.
I have two teenage kids, they hate it, especially my daughter. I want to show them that I am not a selfish idiot.
My mum was treated for cancer 2 years ago and I watched her struggle for life... it makes sense to me to take every step I can to avoid putting myself through that suffering too.
the other potential health problems that smoking can cause too, my Dad died aged 45 from a heart attack, my mum has high blood pressure and my aunt has has a premature stroke too... these illnesses are in the genes, but they were all were smokers too... if there is vascular disease in my family why encourage it.
Thanks to David Cameron the VAT rise is making smoking more and more prohibative, and as its going up to 20% tomorrow I am not prepared to pay any more into my distructive habit... I guess I should really thank the govenment for their greed for once.
and finally- I want my house to smell nice... its a lovely new house and the smoke makes the air quality poor, so doesn't do the house justice... and I want to be able to smell my own perfume, and washing powder ect. I also don't want people first impression of me is that I smell of fags.
all compelling reasons not to EVER touch a fag again.