In England, new centennarian Winnie Langley celebrates her 100th birthday by smoking her 170,000th cigarrette.
Winnie Langley started smoking only days after the First World War broke out in June 1914 when she was just seven-years-old – and has got through five a day ever since….
Speaking at her 100th birthday party Winnie said: “I have smoked ever since infant school and I have never thought about quitting.
“There were not all the the health warnings like there are today when I started. It was the done thing.”
Of course, people who smoke at a more prodigious rate may not enjoy Winnie’s good health, but it goes to show that the poison is in the dose, even with something as bad for you as tobacco. (Thanks to Megan McLaughlin for the link.)