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Pensioner who has smoked 292,000 cigarettes celebrates his 100th birthday
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 25 Sept 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 09/25/2010 1:50:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog

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To: smokingfrog


The centenarian...also drinks a glass of single malt whisky every night
before he goes to bed, another factor he credits for his long life.

Really, the press let us down...by not telling which single malt whiskey
the gent consumes.

I also can’t help but wonder if those grenade fragments contributed
to his longevity...adjusted his mindset to never sweat the small stuff
and enjoy some pleasures (no matter how criticized).


21 posted on 09/25/2010 3:41:38 PM PDT by VOA
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To: smokingfrog

I always expect to hear one of these “anti-everything” people to say “imagine how long he would live if he didn’t smoke, maybe he would live to 150.”


22 posted on 09/25/2010 3:46:44 PM PDT by decisis
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Oh get a grip! Liber BS your azz.

That is an emotional, not a factual, intelligent or thoughtful reply. It is a reply deflecting attention from the point raised.

23 posted on 09/25/2010 3:59:39 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: decisis
My goodness, imagine how long he would have lived if he did not smoke. I bet he would make it to 150!

(you better see the humor in this post as I refuse to apply the sarc tag).

24 posted on 09/25/2010 4:02:28 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: yesca

We celebrate these people because they were the lifestyle survival exceptions.


25 posted on 09/25/2010 4:03:28 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

“How long he would have lived”

He’s still living, according to the article.

You’re just going to have to wait fifty years to see if he makes it to 150!

I guess you meant “how long he’s going to live”.

Anyway, for me, and just me alone, smoking is an unhealthy habit I quit fully thirty years ago (I’m 61). I don’t begrudge those who smoke their habit. The smell of tobacco smoke doesn’t bother me. Secondhand smoke my foot!

BTW, as a law enforcement issue the smell of marijuana smoke bothers me big time so fire away you THC libertarians.


26 posted on 09/25/2010 4:25:39 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Tzimisce

My father smoked Camel non-filters for 80 years, Half a pack a day. Dr. was surprised when he saw an open pack in his shirt pocket. His chest x-rays were perfectly clean and healthy. He died at 92 from a bad fall.


27 posted on 09/25/2010 4:39:56 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: thefactor
My drill sergeant smokes probably a pack a day and can outrun anyone.

Hey, checked your page and give you big kudos for "going in" at age 34....I did it at age 19 in 1966 and thought I was too friggin old even then! Good on ya.....funny what the decades bring in the way of change - there was NO phocking way that (even if it had been invented) any of us USMC boot maggots would have gotten internet access, let alone be given the time, to jump onto FR!

"Back in the day", it was the non-smokers who took the flack....when the drill intructors would call a 'smoker's formation' (where we'd puff while standing at Attention), they'd assign one nicotine free kid as "Ashtray", who would walk around the formation with an inverted metal shitcan lid for us to flick into.....for the rest of our herd, the DI's barked out, "Non smokers, run into the head and brush your fangs"............I think that more than a few Boots took up smoking just to avoid bruising their gums.

(And, yes, our DI's were all skinny, smoking "mountain goats" and could run rings around us kids.....)

28 posted on 09/25/2010 4:49:58 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: VOA
I also can’t help but wonder if those grenade fragments contributed to his longevity...

Reminds me of a joke I read yesterday on the OFST...about a cowboy who's grandfather gave him the key to longevity: "Sprinkle a bit of gunpowder on your eggs each morning", to which he adopted.

When he died at age 98, the cowboy left 4 kids, 9 grandkids, 12 great grandkids, and a 14 square foot hole in the crematorium's wall"...

29 posted on 09/25/2010 4:55:11 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: smokingfrog
a glass of single malt whisky every night

this seems to be an English thing -

there was a married couple a few weeks ago, in England, who were both older than this - and they mention the whiskey every night -

I had a friend here, an English lady, who passed at 103 - not from illness, per se. She was in in really remarkable health. But she fell, hurt her leg and was in a nursing home - where they immediately put her on 5 prescription drugs (she had not been on ANY) They were contraindicated, made her confused, combative and incontinent - terrible for a proper little English lady. She decided she'd been around long enough and refused all meds, food and drink - and was gone quite swiftly.

Before the nursing home, she had had a physical: heart, lungs, etc - all good. Her mind was sharper than the proverbial tack along with her sense of humor. I do believe she could have made it to 107 easy.

She loved her whiskey - EVERY night - and her Old Fashions when we went out to dinner.

I do wish I could stand whisky!

30 posted on 09/25/2010 7:00:54 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: nightlight7

Actually I had fewer colds when I smoked but did have some coughing with certain brands.

Started with Lucky Strike and ended with those long thin cigs with dark paper.
Can’t remember the name.


31 posted on 09/25/2010 7:27:53 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ErnBatavia

I’m on a weekend pass. OCS begins Monday. Thanks for your recollections!


32 posted on 09/25/2010 7:55:56 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: nightlight7

Reference bump - least I’ll die happy! ;-)


33 posted on 09/25/2010 8:00:15 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: thefactor

Good Luck.


34 posted on 09/26/2010 9:57:01 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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