We all have our reasons for stopping, but oftentimes reasons alone aren't enough to help us quit. For example, health and wealth may be great reasons, but many people continue to smoke despite the health risks and the expense even when they know deep down inside that they should really give it up. Many others continue to smoke with other good reasons going on in the back of their minds until one day they get that "ok, this is it!" moment (or not).
I guess what I'm saying is that there has to be more than just reasons to quit. There also has to be motivation, whether this builds up over time or if it is a sudden decision.
So, what got you started on your quit?
For me, it was a health scare and hospitalization. I had wanted to quit for a long time, but it was only the reality of what happened to me that jolted me into quitting. Had it not been for the hospitalization, I would probably still be smoking today.
Hopefully for others, the circumstances were less dramatic.