Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Woman quits smoking after 95 years

A woman who has smoked for 95 years has finally decided to kick the habit.

Winnie Langley says she has decided to quit because she "didn't fancy it any more".

Mrs Langley claims she has prevented getting cancer because she does not inhale.

Winnie, who lives in Croydon, South London, told the Daily Mail: "Everyone used to smoke in those days, you did it to cope. We didn't know about the health problems. I just don't fancy it any more.

"My eyesight is failing so in a few years' time I might not be able to see the pack."

Since her first puff in 1914, Winnie has smoked on average five cigarettes a day, giving a total of more than 170,000.

Mrs Langley's step-grandson Clive said: "Her doctors have told her there's not much point stopping now. If she's got to 102 without getting cancer I don't think she ever will."


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