Skip to comments.New Addington's most famous smoker to celebrate her 102nd birthday
Posted on 08/21/2009 5:06:00 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084
New Addington's most dedicated smoker is celebrating her 102nd birthday with a big bash.
Beatrice Langley has been enjoying cigarettes since the age of eight, and when she reached the big 100 she vowed not to quit.
She has enjoyed over 168,000 fags in her lifetime but has yet to feel any ill effects from her habit.
To celebrate the pensioner's birthday on August 27, her nursing home in Frylands Court, Hutchingsons Road, has organised a garden party to take place on Sunday.
But Ms Langley said turning another year older wasn't something she was looking forward to.
She added: "All I want to do is wind back time, but I know the lunch will be nice."
Manager Ken Easton paid tribute to the care home's oldest resident.
He said: "Beatrice is a real character and she is still as feisty as she was when I first started here seven years ago.
"You can sit down and have a chat with her and she's still really on the ball. She is marvellous."
The garden party, which runs from 2pm to 4pm, will include a raffle and food, as well as a visit from New Addington councillor Brenda Kirby.
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Good for her. Are you using anecdotal evidence as indicating smokers live a long life?
I won't say it.
The government has no business telling people not to smoke. On the other hand, anyone who does is dumb as a box of rocks.
...breaking the old record held by Barney Frank.
You’re stalking me again. I’m honored.
FWIW, this woman aside my grandfathers smoked and died of old age. My uncles still smoke into their 70’s. Little more than anecdotal evidence there. I see it every time I play cards with them. Maybe my “problem” is I’ve never seen any of these horrible diseases caused by smoking that cause even conservatives like you to suspend your belief in limited gubmint just for this one case.
All I’m saying is that genes have something to do with who drops dead of whatever.
Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
Puff, puff, puff and if you smoke yourself to death
Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hates to make him wait
But you just gotta have another cigarette
Merle Travis and Tex Willilanms
that averages out to about five cigs a day.
So Barney Frank should live forever!
You beat me to it.
Of course the smokers tell you that everyone has to die. Which, of course is true. But it's the process that gets me worried.
Are you denying the significance of smokers who live long lives? Or is the fact of their being alive too "anecdotal" for relevance?
Long-lived smokers evidence an obvious, major flaw in the paranoia against tobacco.
Pity no one is interested in investigating that flaw. Especially since such anecdotal flaws seem to point directly to some sort of resistance, or even immunity, to things like cancer and heart and lung disease.
But hey, it's not evidence - or science - until a peer-reviewed committee says so. Which makes all those long-lived, breathing, smoking anecdotes pounding on the windows really annoying.
SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE! (THAT CIGARETTE)
This is not breaking news. Lighting a leaf on fire and inhaling it into your lungs is not health food. It’s for adults.
But your characterization is way off base. You don’t have a large chance of dying of cancer if you do whatever. You have a significantly higher chance of dying early. There’s a difference.
She isn't a very heavy smoker. If you run the numbers, it comes out to about 5 smokes a day.
5 cigarettes a day, hell, not much of an addict at all. Knew lots of guys that smoked 2-3 packs a day. Wonder where they are now? Oh, I remember, they MOVED TO FOREST LAWN!
Keep smoking Obama...
Yeah, 5 cigarettes a day barely qualifies as a smoker, iyam. It’d be a lot more jaw dropping if she had smoked two packs a day for 90 years.
**But it’s the process that gets me worried.**
Actually about 30% of smokers die of Cancer.. another 30% or so May die of emphysema... the Majority of smokers die of a much more mundane things like ... OLD AGE!!... and SO WHAT... those who will die of the first two aforementioned reasons, will die before reaching the age of Social Security, and will spend much less than the average OLD FART after reaching SS age.
I have to agree that ...why so many diehard Conservatives who preach limited govt.. turn in to WHINING SCREAMING LIBERALS.. all it takes is one word ... TOBACCO!!
When it comes to tobacco... the GREAT NANNY GOVERNMENT IS ALL KNOWING AND CAN DO NO WRONG...
It is actual evidence, not anecdotal.
Anecdotal evidence would be that busybodies tend to die young because they go through life agonizing that somebody, somewhere, might be having fun.
My father died from a bad fall when he was 92. Open pack of Pall Malls and a zippo next to his chair by his ash tray.
My "process" will be knocking off as many nanny-staters as I can before the SWAT team gets to me.
She’s 102 years old and this is the ONLY thing they could find publishable about her? sheeeeesh
(LC taking a bow)
You're making the false assumption that any conservative who appreciates the dangers of smoking is a nanny-state liberal who wants to deprive smokers of their pleasure. Not true at all. Whether smokers should be persecuted by the government and whether smoking is good for you are two completely different propositions.
“For each of these cases, there are thousands who die in their 60s due to smoking.”
So you believe in global warming, as well, since it is exactly the same kind of pseudoscience that proves smoking causes disease as proves global warming. All bunk.
Hope you are happy with your government “high priests” of fear.
**Whether smokers should be persecuted by the government and whether smoking is good for you are two completely different propositions.**
NEITHER is ANY of your CONCERN.
As for the False assumption, it’s totally correct, ever since Clinton’s Surgeon General released her REport saying that 2nd hand smoke was More dangerous than 1st hand smoke. So many usually decent Conservatives fell for it hook line and sinker. and all the LIberal Nanny staters did.
And YES, as per your previous statements... Your a Tobacco Nazi or a Cigarette NANNY STATER. Which makes you no better than a liberal..
(2) Evidence, which may itself be true and verifiable, used to deduce a conclusion which does not follow from it, usually by generalizing from an insufficient amount of evidence. For example "my grandfather smoked like a chimney and died healthy in a car crash at the age of 99" does not disprove the proposition that "smoking markedly increases the probability of cancer and heart disease at a relatively early age". In this case, the evidence may itself be true, but does not warrant the conclusion
Inquiring minds want to know.
7%. That is seven out of one hundred smokers gets lung cancer.
Where did you find that figure? Many years ago I got the figure 7% from the American Heart and Lung Association but I have found it very difficult to find any published statistics anywhere in the last ten years.
The coroner will report to the NHS "he would have survived his bullet wounds if he wasn't a smoker. CoD - smoking."
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Better get those cigs away from her quickly. They are going to kill her. lol
You don't know what the hell you're talking about. My own health, and my right to speak about it, ARE most definitely MY concern. If you want to smoke, go for it. I enjoy my constitutional right to free speech and no half-wit jackass is going to tell me when and where to exercise it.
Some tobacco Nazi walked up to me in a bar one day and said “Don’t you know that second hand smoke is killing us?” To which I replied, “That’s what I’ve been hoping.”
LOL To which you could add “I’ve been looking for a faster method. Got any suggestions?”
She could have been like BC and never inhaled...
**My own health,**
There you go ..you just proved it yourself... to quote another ..’YOUR Smoking is killing me”...
Damn.. “got any ideas that are QUICKER?”
So Barney Frank should live forever!
LOL. I spit out my coffee reading that!
**Many years ago I got the figure 7% from the American Heart and Lung Association**
got that number from a website.. can’t remember which one. I’ll take your numbers as they can be attributed. I like how the Tobacco NAZI NANNY STATERS on the first 5 or so Googled sites spin it.. 90% of ALL CANCERS are caused by TOBACCO.. stupid LIberals that was NOT THE QUESTION. But it’s the only Statistic that they offer.
I have the list too, of the 90-100+year olds, that washed their Pall Malls down with Bud and JACK.
Another PC Group heard from
The advocates of freedom are not there.
I don’t smoke that much in a week thanks to the e-cig. Based upon that math, I should live to be 109.
Now that I said that, I’ll probably be diagnosed with leukemia, Lou Gehrig’s disease or be killed by a terrorist attack tomorrow.