I started smoking when I was twelve and it took until the age of 26 to finally quit. Over the years I had tried the pill, the patch and gum but nothing ever seemed to work. I finally decided to quit cold turkey and now in exactly one month I will have been smoke free for two years.
The health benefits of not smoking coupled with the memories of the withdrawal symptoms I had to go through are what have helped me stay smoke free. I was also able to save up enough to spend five weeks travelling around India a few months back thanks to the money I saved from not buying cigarettes!