A chain smoking granny aged 112 says her 30 cigarettes-a-day habit is the secret to her long life.
Batuli Lamichhane – who was born in March 1903 – picked up her first cigarette 85 years ago at the age of 17 and has rarely put one down ever since.
Against all medical advice, she said: “I have been smoking for over 95 years. There is nothing wrong with smoking.
“People of this modern age have too much stress. 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.”
Batuli’s eldest son is 85-years-old and she has outlived her other four children.