Smoking is becoming less acceptable in Western culture and so this means that less children are taking it up. The best way to minimise the chances of your children taking up smoking is to stop yourself. Research shows that children are far more likely to smoke if their parents do. By stopping you are potentially stopping the cycle. This is probably the greatest benefit of quitting smoking. Think about it, children learn from others. And children don't much like being told "I'm doing something but you mustn't do it". To a child, that makes it challenging and exciting.
We're not trying to put emotional pressure on you to persuade you to quit, as we believe that making people feel bad about smoking does not help them to stop. But it's a simple fact that if you don't smoke, then your children are less likely to - think of it in an extremely positive way.
For further ideas and advice and ways to stop smoking, visit the substantial resources section of this site - Stop Smoking Resources