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Smoker who has 10 cigars a day celebrates his 100th birthday
Telegraph ^ | 7/17/08 | Rupert Neate

Posted on 07/17/2008 8:43:47 AM PDT by LibWhacker

A smoker who has 10 cigars day and enjoys a whisky with his morning tea has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Mr Priestly began smoking at the age of nine, he has since smoked 153,000 cigars and 715,400 cigarettes

Jack Priestly claims he has suffered no serious health problems related to his tobacco and alcohol habit.

Mr Priestly, a widower and former baker, began smoking cigarettes when he was nine and claims to have smoked every day since.

He changed to cigars in 1966 after he said he was told they were "healthier" and celebrated his century last Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 100th; birthday; cigars; happybirthday; pufflist; smoker
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1 posted on 07/17/2008 8:43:47 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

My Hero.


2 posted on 07/17/2008 8:44:51 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
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To: LibWhacker

That is one stinky dude.


3 posted on 07/17/2008 8:45:55 AM PDT by toeknee32
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To: andy58-in-nh

This guy is a Denis Leary routine. “Smoked cigars because they were healthier ? Healthier ? I ****in’ love this man !”


4 posted on 07/17/2008 8:45:56 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: nuke rocketeer; envisio; najida; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

my HERO!!


5 posted on 07/17/2008 8:46:36 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ( Detroit: we're so bad, even our mayor is a criminal)
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To: LibWhacker
He changed to cigars [from cigarettes] in 1966 after he said he was told they were "healthier"

They taste a lot better too.

6 posted on 07/17/2008 8:46:50 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: martin_fierro

Ping to a potential patron saint.


7 posted on 07/17/2008 8:46:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: LibWhacker
So that's the secret to longevity.

Good to know. :-D

8 posted on 07/17/2008 8:48:31 AM PDT by Allegra (If you lived here, you'd be home by now.)
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To: LibWhacker

The Libs are gonna call for his immediate euthanasia...How much Carbon did all those cigars put out??? How many innocent people died in the searing heat of gLoBaL WArMiNg because of those cigars???? War Crimes!


9 posted on 07/17/2008 8:48:51 AM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: LibWhacker
I like a good cigar.....

5 Vegas Gold, Greycliff, Gurka, etc....

But I couldn't smoke 10 a day..!! Wow!!

10 posted on 07/17/2008 8:50:48 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is blacker than the devil's riding boots...............)
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To: LibWhacker
Mr Priestly began smoking at the age of nine, he has since smoked 153,000 cigars and 715,400 cigarettes Jack Priestly claims he has suffered no serious health problems related to his tobacco and alcohol habit.

Yeah but I bet he is real short.

11 posted on 07/17/2008 8:50:56 AM PDT by TruthWillWin
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To: Coffee200am

Secondhand smoke!


12 posted on 07/17/2008 8:51:02 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: LibWhacker

I wonder if he can feel or taste anything with his tongue anymore...maybe the cheap scotch is for pain relief.


13 posted on 07/17/2008 8:52:38 AM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: LibWhacker

GREAT story. Thanks!


14 posted on 07/17/2008 8:53:38 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Allegra
So that's the secret to longevity.

It must be. I remember George Burns used to joke that "They say cigars are habit-forming. Well, I've been smoking six a day for the last 65 years and I haven't picked up the habit yet."

15 posted on 07/17/2008 8:57:12 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: LibWhacker

Now that’s lungevity!


16 posted on 07/17/2008 8:57:35 AM PDT by mdk1960
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To: LibWhacker

When the tobacco company heard of an 84 year old man who was smoking their brand of cigarettes since the age of ten, they got him to agree to filming a commercial endorsing their product.

They flew him out to New York, set him up in a fine hotel, and called him on the phone to schedule the filming.

They asked him how he the flight was? “Fine.”
They asked him how the hotel was? “Wonderful.”
They asked him if they could send a limousine to pick him up at 9AM tomorrow to bring him to the studio. “Nope.”
Why not? “Because I don’t stop coughing until around noon.”


17 posted on 07/17/2008 8:59:15 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Tagline for sale or rent.)
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To: LibWhacker
Congrats dude! Happy Birthday! ... and many more!

"I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form.", Winston Churchill

You're in good company...


18 posted on 07/17/2008 9:01:56 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Jeff Chandler

19 posted on 07/17/2008 9:04:49 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Mr. Mojo

And they smell better.


20 posted on 07/17/2008 9:05:28 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: PhatHead
El Rushbo should be on the air for quite some time then. Unless the 'Rats get the unFairness Doctrine renewed?


21 posted on 07/17/2008 9:06:56 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: LibWhacker

Smoking will kill you. Eventually.

Kind of sounds like my hubby who, when someone dies instantly attributes it to smoking or drinking. LOL!


22 posted on 07/17/2008 9:08:22 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Iron Mom. (but really made from Gold/ titanium alloy))
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To: LibWhacker

Drudge had a picture of a 100 year old woman lighting a cigarette from her birthday cake candles. Should have bookmarked it.


23 posted on 07/17/2008 9:09:47 AM PDT by McGruff (Either way. We're screwed.)
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To: toeknee32
"That is one stinky dude."

I don't think anybody makes it to 100 without picking up a few distinct odors.

24 posted on 07/17/2008 9:12:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LibWhacker

And these were real men, not the asthmatic, tofu gobbling, spandex dorks who are the culture heros today.


25 posted on 07/17/2008 9:14:05 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Bible toting, bitter and armed with slashing sarcasm.)
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To: LibWhacker

When asked in his late 90s if his doctor knew he still smoked, George Burns said, “No ... he’s dead.’’


26 posted on 07/17/2008 9:15:38 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: PhatHead

“It must be. I remember George Burns used to joke that “They say cigars are habit-forming. Well, I’ve been smoking six a day for the last 65 years and I haven’t picked up the habit yet.”

...he also was once asked, “what do your Doctor’s say about all those cigars and martinis”? George says “My Doctors are all dead”.


27 posted on 07/17/2008 9:17:32 AM PDT by albie
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To: McGruff


28 posted on 07/17/2008 9:18:33 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: LibWhacker

any relation to george burns?


29 posted on 07/17/2008 9:22:02 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: absolootezer0

yEAH...

My grandmother was eating a fried fatback sandwich and a glass of buttermilk with a dip of snuff in her mouth at 97. She smoked Camel nonfilters for 30 years.

I’m gonna smoke me some good cigars this weekend. Got a card game at my house after we fry up a bunch of stripers that my buddy caught.


30 posted on 07/17/2008 9:22:16 AM PDT by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: LibWhacker

31 posted on 07/17/2008 9:23:56 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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32 posted on 07/17/2008 9:24:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: LibWhacker

I’ve heard stories about Charles Spurgeon and his love of cigars. My favorite quote attributed to him about his cigar smoking:

Spurgeon: I’ll quit cigars if it becomes excessive.

Parishioner: What’s excessive?

Spurgeon: Two cigars at a time.


33 posted on 07/17/2008 9:25:17 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: netmilsmom
Those who take a moment a day to smoke a cigar is sort of like taking the time to smell the roses.
It's those who are stressed out every day who lives are shorten by the stress.
34 posted on 07/17/2008 9:27:33 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: LibWhacker

There are those genetically gifted who will beat the odds, but most won’t. Dad died at 52 of a massive heart attack after smoking a pack or two per day of Lucky Strike non-filter for about 40 years.


35 posted on 07/17/2008 9:29:11 AM PDT by kailbo
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

>>>>And these were real men, not the asthmatic, tofu gobbling, spandex dorks who are the culture heros today.<<<<

HEAR HEAR!!

I saw one of those in the grocery store yesterday. Right purdy fella.... fancy.
He took out some wet wipes and wiped off the shopping cart before he touched it and headed straight for the organic food section.
....little female man.


36 posted on 07/17/2008 9:29:46 AM PDT by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: LibWhacker

My birthday is next week. I sent an email to family members with 10 items I would like. 7 of them were links to cigars.


37 posted on 07/17/2008 9:34:16 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: LibWhacker

I love it. How old was Churchill when he died? 94?


38 posted on 07/17/2008 9:35:19 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: LibWhacker

Someone should E-Mail “CIGAR DAVE” (a national show about 3 politically incorrect items — cigars, booze and females!)


39 posted on 07/17/2008 9:37:01 AM PDT by FrustratedGOPmember (Going to war with DEMS is like DEER HUNTING with an accordion.)
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To: martin_fierro

Not only is he 100 years old, he’s obviously enjoying it.


40 posted on 07/17/2008 9:38:43 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I had an uncle who lived to be 110 years old. My Uncle Sam (I kid you not). He told me the reason for his longevity is that he did everything they told him NOT to do when he was young...he smoked..he drank and he chased girls! He was quite the character.

He had two sons...they're still alive. One, a famous radio writer named Norman Corwin is going to be 100 this year and the other is 105, I believe. Here's an article from 2006 in the Washington Post about my cousin Emil:
At 103 Years Old, He Takes the Cake

This is about the great Norman Corwin:
Nornman Corwin

41 posted on 07/17/2008 9:38:46 AM PDT by Hildy (In success and in adversity, Tony Snow was a model of how a life should be lived. - Steve Forbes)
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To: LibWhacker

No cancer or emphysema?

It must have cost him a fortune buying nicotine credits from nonsmokers over all those years...


42 posted on 07/17/2008 9:39:12 AM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: tflabo

Does Rush have diabetes, never knew he had waxy skin...


43 posted on 07/17/2008 9:40:43 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: LibWhacker

Yeah well how many has his second smoked killed?...


44 posted on 07/17/2008 9:43:33 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Hildy
He told me the reason for his longevity is that he did everything they told him NOT to do when he was young...he smoked..he drank and he chased girls!

Well, I guess that makes me three for three... I should say that your cousin looks pretty spry for his age, and I certainly hope he's still got a girlfriend. ;-)

45 posted on 07/17/2008 9:44:19 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.)
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To: LibWhacker

“Stud who has 10 women a day dead at 18!”


46 posted on 07/17/2008 10:08:10 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: LibWhacker

This should fry the brains of certain Nanny Staters who unfortunately are Freepers.


47 posted on 07/17/2008 10:11:46 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (The McCainiac's creed: Death to America by a thousand cuts)
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To: LibWhacker; All
These FR threads may also be of interest  :-)

Ciggie lover lived to 105

Ashes to ashes ... floral tribute in shape of ciggie

Ashes to ashes ... floral tribute in shape of ciggie

 

U.K. Riot police storm pub after a smoker lights up in protest to the ban

Staff told me I couldn't smoke, but I said I'd had enough of being pushed around by the Government.

48 posted on 07/17/2008 10:22:22 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: popdonnelly

Churchill was 90 when he died (born Nov. 1874, died Jan. 1965).


49 posted on 07/17/2008 10:29:46 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: LibWhacker

Imagine how long he’d live if he just upped it to 20 a day.


50 posted on 07/17/2008 10:30:32 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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