My point is that life gets better and better the farther you get from being a smoker. I quit a little over 3 years ago after smoking for 52 years. I had my 70th birthday last Sunday. Two surprise parties were given for me over the week-end. I hosted my sisters for a super bowl get together after the party on Sunday. It was truly the most fun of any of my other birthdays. Also I was in ICU for respiratory failure (from smoking) less than 6 months ago. I am doing great (amazing.) My only med is 2 puffs of low dose symbicort once a day. No oxygen or nebulizers. Had I not stopped smoking when I did I doubt that my outcome would have looked anything like it does. I walk 30 minutes everyday. If you haven't stopped smoking, please do. Life is truly much better without them.