Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?
Imagining the ill effects of smoking led him to ultimately break the habit.
Imagining the ill effects of smoking led him to ultimately breaking the habit.
The problem I faced while framing this sentence was selecting the correct tense for the verb break.
I think it should be the first one as only after “imagining” the effects, the habit was broken. On the other hand, the present continuous tense implies that the process is ongoing, which I think I didn’t intend to convey. Does this seem plausible?