London, Sep 25 (ANI): A British chain smoker has celebrated his 100th birthday, despite smoking nearly 300,000 cigarettes and sipping a glass of whisky a day.
Old soldier Arthur Langran - who survived being blown up by a grenade in the Second World War - claims the key to his longevity is doing what everyone tells him not to.
The dad-of-two started smoking aged 20 and has gone through at least ten-a-day ever since. That works out at an incredible 292,000 cigarettes.
As well as being partial to the odd cigar he also sups a dram of Macallan single malt Scotch right before he goes to bed and credits it for his long life.
But his tipple a day over 80 years totals a staggering 900 bottles.
"I always say the secret is doing things you're not told to do. I have been smoking since I was 20 and I still enjoy it - and a pipe," the Sun quoted Langran as saying.rthur, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, downed pints of ale at his local pub to celebrate the milestone. (ANI)