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World's Oldest Person Had Smoked For 76 Years

 
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actually, i think i remember a few of these people over the years who had hit significant milestones had had at least some 'bad' habits, such as smoking or drinking (but probably not to excess). Guess it depends on the person.




World's oldest person turns 115
Aug. 22, 2006. 05:30 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS


ISABELA, Puerto Rico The world's oldest person celebrated his 115th birthday Monday, offering advice on healthy living at a party where he was serenaded by a well-known Puerto Rican singer.

Emiliano Mercado del Toro, who was a boy when the United States seized Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898, attributed his long life to a healthy diet and avoiding alcohol.

"I never damaged my body with liquor," said Mercado, who quit a 76-year smoking habit when he was 90.

Mercado was declared the world's oldest person by the Guinness Book of Records last year.

"I never thought I would last so long," he said.

An ambulance carried him to an outdoor plaza where family, friends and the mayor gathered for the party. His favourite performer, Iris Chacon, crooned a birthday tune set to mariachi music.

"I feel happy," said the wheelchair-bound Mercado, who has difficulty hearing and has been blind for four years. He lives with a niece in the northwestern coastal town of Isabela.

Mercado was recruited into the U.S. army in 1918, during the last months of the First World War. He was still in training when the war ended in November of that year.

As a young man, Mercado said he worked for 50 cents US a day driving animals loaded with sugar cane to processing centres.

The mayor of Isabela, Charlie Delgado, said a residence for the elderly would be named for Mercado in honour of a man who "ate healthy, had no major vices and who has put this island on the world stage."

Guinness had recognized another Puerto Rican as being the world's oldest person. Ramona Trinidad Iglesias Jordan died May 29, 2004, after a bout with pneumonia. She was 114.



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see!

liked beer!



May 31, 2004
Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan
Ramona Trinidad Iglesias-Jordan, the world's oldest woman, died on May 29 of pneumonia. She was 114.

Born in 1889, Iglesias-Jordan's baptismal certificate listed her birthday as Aug. 31, but her birth certificate said Sept. 1. Regardless of this discrepancy, officials at Guinness World Records declared the supercentenarian to be the world's oldest living woman last April.

The eldest of 11 children, Iglesias-Jordan married Alfonso Alonzo-Soler, a bank manager, in 1912. The couple never had any children; he died in the 1970s. Iglesias-Jordan lived a comfortable life and liked to drink beer. She died in a nursing home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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WTF only 115 years. That's not oldest becouse little while ago there was Indian man who was over 130 years old.

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another smoker


November 11, 2003
Hava Rexha
Hava Rexha, the oldest woman in Albania, died on Nov. 8. Cause of death was not released. She was 123.

Born Aug. 22, 1880, Rexha spent her whole life doing farming jobs and housework in the Albanian village of Shushice. A devout Muslim, Rexha never drank alcohol, but she did smoke.

A report of her existence was made to the Guinness Book of World Records. If her age had been authenticated, Rexha could have been listed as the oldest person who ever lived.

Rexha was buried next to the husband she was forced to marry in 1894 when she was only 14 years old. At the time, he was 60 and had already been married twice. Rexha leaves behind 130 descendants.


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stuff the marlboro man...

the new face of BAT lol.
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churchladyNow now 118243, you know that you are not supposed to post stuff like this. Everybody knows for a PROOVEN scientific FACT that even if you light up a cigeratte 100 yards down wind from a child that it will curl up and DIE!

Oh, oh how can you live with yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Don't you all realize the difference between American-made cigarettes and the natural kind? I'm sure these people weren't smoking Marlboros!
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Don't you all realize the difference between American-made cigarettes and the natural kind? I'm sure these people weren't smoking Marlboros!
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that's what i was thinking
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Smoke em up, Johnny!
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Here for a good time.... not a long time... (puff, puff)... Oh shit, I am 115 and still living...? Ok, time to get introduced to crack...
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Why quit after 76 years??? In my book he is a quitter!
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Quitters never win.
So What I Smoke Weed

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You know what they were smoking

bonghit stoner rastabanan
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Vwhy are the anti smoking gov lobby lying by saying smokers die earlier
??
Because the oldest living people smoke
That is why they are lying
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waauuuww the dream! :D
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