Every smoker may pay a physical price for smoking. It may be before they quit or it may be many years after.
The point of quitting should really be focused on quality of life as a non smoker as compared to remaining enslaved to tobacco, letting it control your life and remaining powerless over it. What kind of life is that? It's a life of continued scurrying about to find a place and way to smoke. For some, it's a life of spending every last cent and doing without other necessities to satisfy the nicotine addiction.
Your quality of life is in your hands. What choice will you make?