Clara Cowell, British Woman, Quits Smoking At Age 102

Better late than never?

The Lancashire Evening Post reported on the story of 102-year-old Clara Cowell, a British woman who has finally stopped smoking after picking up the habit in 1931 (meaning she's smoked nearly 60,000 cigarettes in total).

“The secret to mum’s long life is a cigarette and a cup of tea with whiskey. That and hard work and poverty," Cowell's daughter, Lynda Fowler, told the Post.

However, we at Healthy Living might beg to differ -- getting lucky in the genetics department plays a huge part, and other factors like maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle and having an optimistic view on life could also influence longevity.

For more on Cowell's story, watch the video above.

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