Smoking is cool, it tastes great, and is one of the last expressions of personal freedom left. I never quit, they quit me. I had my first smoke at 8 years old, and smoked daily from the age of 12 to the age of 29. One morning I woke up, lit up (always the first thing I did in the morning) and just found my favourite smoke of the day to taste horrible!. I stubbed it out and lit another (thinking it was just a bad cig) same thing. Put me off for the rest of the day, but during that day my 'itch' for nicoteen just died, and I didnt have the urge to have another cigarette until I had a beer. Even then it didnt taste right, and soon enough, I didnt even smoke 'socialy' with a drink.
They abandoned me, just like that- and I thought we were tight *sniff*
Do i feel better/healthier for it? Undoubtedly. Do I despise the insults/attitude that non smokers feel they can throw at smokers with righteous impunity? You better believe it.
4 years on I do enjoy a cigar on special occasions (maybe 3 a year), but outside of that I am smoke free.
I used to love lighting up after a meal in restaurants and waiting for some twat to wrinkle their nose in disaproval, then I would look them square in the eye and say 'do you mind not eating, you are putting me off my cigarette'
Smoking kills. So does life. Better dealing with your fear of that than crusading against tobacco while your car pumps untold carcinogens into the breathable atmosphere.