Pensioner celebrates 102nd birthday despite smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 75 years

9lz3ktyPensioner celebrates 102nd birthday despite smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 75 years

Woman turns 102 despite smoking 20 a day (she always eats a banana too)
She has no plans to quit (Picture: SWNS)

Maysie Strang’s lifestyle is a little illustration of how correlation doesn’t always equal cause.

The centenarian from Glasgow has just celebrated her milestone 102nd birthday.

And she’s not saying the secret of her amazing lifespan is smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 75 years but, well, it doesn’t seem to have done her any harm.

Grace Jones, ditches the whisky for the day to celebrate her 110th birdthday with a glass of champagne. One of Britain's oldest women celebrated her 110th birthday yesterday (Fri) - and revealed the secret to her long life is a daily tot of WHISKY. See NTI story NTIOLD. Grace Jones, known to her friends as "Amazing Grace", is the 10th oldest person in the UK. Yesterday she turned 110 and said her longevity is down to having had a night-cap of Famous Grouse single malt whisky every evening for the last 60 years. Liverpudlian Mrs Jones was born on September 16, 1906 - five years after the death of Queen Victoria. She has lived through 27 prime ministers, received seven telegrams from the Queen and survived two world wars. The mother-of-one, who lives in Broadway, Worcs., said: "I never miss my night cap. All I have is the whisky at night. "Whisky is very good for you. I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I've been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.î110-year-old Grace says the secret to long life is drinking whiskyShe also looks forward to a glass of wine every evening before she goes to bed – just the one.

Added to these vices, she has one more daily indulgence.

‘She is a fanatical banana eater,’ her son Sandy, aged 65, said.

Maysie Strang, 1936. A hardy centenarian has reached the incredible age of 102 -- despite drinking and smoking. See C.ENTRE PRESS story CPOLD. Maysie Strang smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 75 years, but quit in her mid-90s during a stint in hospital. But when she got home, she moved onto the Chardonnay. And despite her questionable habbits, the centenarian from Glasgow isn't on any medication. Son Sandy, 65, said: "The house was a fug of smoke. She was a secretary and was always smoking at her typewriter.
Maysie aged 22 (Picture: SWNS)

The fruit habit started when she worked in journalism as an editor’s secretary at the Daily Express, ‘always smoking at her typewriter.’

Often rushing to tight deadlines, she would eat a banana as a quick lunch and the practice stayed with her.

Dad wins the lottery then trolls his children in the best possible way. credit: British Columbia Lottery CorporationDad wins the lottery then trolls his children in the best possible wayAfter starting to smoke as a teenager she only gave up once, after a five-week stint in hospital when she broke her femur during her mid nineties.

But when she got home, she moved right onto the Chardonnay.

Sandy said: ‘It’s absurd thinking that some people who smoke for a while get all these health problems. It is the ultimate paradox.

Collect of Maysie Strang, 102, of Glenvit Care Home, Glasgow, on her wedding day in 1942. See Centre Press story CPOLD; A hardy centenarian has reached the incredible age of 102 -- despite drinking and smoking. Maysie Strang smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 75 years, but quit in her mid-90s during a stint in hospital. But when she got home, she moved onto the Chardonnay. And despite her questionable habbits, the centenarian from Glasgow isn't on any medication.
Maysie on her wedding day (Picture: SWNS)

Ironically, her husband Alex died aged 65 despite being super fit and working as a PE teacher.

‘Smoking was an anathema to him,’ Sandy said.

Picture by Jenna Blurton/Guzelian Jenna Blurton, from Derbyshire, was left feeling disgusted after learning the reason her eight-year-old son was dumped by his girlfriend was because her father told her she could not marry or have babies with a black or brown man. Pictured: Jenna Blurton WORDS BY GUZELIAN A mother from Derbyshire has spoken of her shock and anger after learning the reason her eight-year-old son was dumped by his girlfriend was because her father said she could not marry a black man or brown man. Jenna Blurton, 31, from Derby, was in disbelief when her upset son, Jay, told her the reason she broke up with him was because she could not marry or have babies with a black or brown man. The mother-of-two even had to ask her son to repeat himself, as she could not believe a father would have such a conversion with a young girl. ìI just donít know how someone could tell their young child something like that,î said Miss Blurton, an accounts assistant.Boy, 8, dumped by primary school girlfriend ‘because ‘she can’t have a black baby’Despite decades of smoking, Maysie doesn’t have any medical problems.

Sandy said: ‘She’s on no medication at all. There’s not many people at 102 that can say that.

‘She looks a lot less than 102. On a good day she can pass for her late 70s, early 80s.’

After leaving the Express, she became a secretary at Mellick’s legal firm and later worked at the Southern General hospital.

Maysie was forced to retire from the hospital as bosses didn’t realise that she was in her 70s.

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