Discovered another benefit to not smoking.
Came down with a nasty cold over the last weekend.
Friday I had the sore throat. Saturday was badly congested. Sunday had the chills, sneezes, and coughs.
Monday through Thursday I steadily got better with a gradual lessening of congestion and mild coughing.
When I was smoking a cold would have snaked its way into my lungs and I'd have a chest congestion for several weeks with nigh constant hacking and coughing.
So my secondary benefit is that I bounce back from a cold much more quickly then in my smoking days.
Something to think about....