112-Year-Old Woman Smokes Up To 30 Cigarettes Every Day


Batuli Lamichhane is a 112-year-old woman who lives in Nepal and smokes up to 30 cigarettes a day.

Lamichhane says she has been smoking for 95 years, but does so in an unusual manner. She holds a cigarette in her right fist and inhales, notes the New York Post.

Lamichhane, who has outlived most of her children and many in her village, will turn 113 in March.

"I don't really care how old I am," Lamichhane said, notes Metro. "But I am old nonetheless. I have seen a lot of things change during my lifetime."

"I have been smoking for over 95 years," Lamichhane added. "There is nothing wrong with smoking."

A twist in Lamichhane's dubious advice is that she avoids "commercially made" smokes. Instead, she lights up tobacco that is wrapped inside a tendu leaf, which is known locally as "beedis."

Lamichhane's only living child is 85 years old and has great-grandchildren.

The roof of Lamichhane's home caved in during an earthquake earlier in 2016, but she refuses to move in with a relative.

"People of this modern age have too much stress," Lamichhane said. "And those who do not work or are idle in their old age won’t live long. So you have to be active and stress-free."

"You should always be happy, then you will live a long life," Lamichhane concluded.

Sources: New York Post, Metro / Photo credit: National Cancer Institute/Wikimedia

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