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    'world's oldest man' wants to stop smoking

    South African 'world's oldest man' wants to stop smoking


    Fredie Blom spent most of his life as a labourer - on a farm and in the construction industry - in apartheid South Africa but he might soon be recognised as the world's oldest man, as the BBC's Mohammed Allie reports from Cape Town. Although he gave up drinking many years ago, Fredie Blom is still a regular smoker. "Every day I still smoke two to three 'pills'," - local slang for tobacco tightly rolled into a cigarette-length piece of newspaper. "I use my own tobacco because I don't smoke cigarettes."The urge to smoke is so strong. Sometimes I tell myself I'm going to stop but it's just me lying to myself. My chest chases me to have a puff and I'm then forced to make a 'pill'."I blame the devil for that because he's so strong," he says with mischievous grin.
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    The first thing that strikes one when meeting the centenarian is how remarkably healthy and solid he still looks. A tall, well-built man, he walks unaided, if understandably slowly, and besides being a touch hard of hearing, he has absolutely no ailments. The former farm worker, who turned 114 on 8 May, is said to be the oldest person still alive although this is yet to be verified by the Guinness World of Records. The title was last held by a Jamaican woman, Violet Moss-Brown, until 15 September 2017 when she died at the age of 117. Guinness World of Records says it is still consulting genealogists to confirm the next holders of the "world's oldest man and woman" titles.

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    Don't give up, old man. The shock might kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    "Every day I still smoke two to three 'pills'," - local slang for tobacco tightly rolled into a cigarette-length piece of newspaper
    Calling BS right there.

    Check out the dudes reefah. As baggy as PB's clunge.

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    Fredie Blom turns 116 but grumbles about SA’s cigarette ban

    Fredie Blom turns 116 but grumbles about SA’s cigarette ban



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    Blom has spent most of his life working on farms around Cape Town. He met his 86-year old wife, Jeanette, at a dance and won her heart over with his jive moves.
    The couple have been married for almost 50 years. They moved to the Cape Town suburb of Delft three decades ago.
    Bit of a lad is old Fredy. 76 when he met his 36 year old wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Bit of a lad is old Fredy. 76 when he met his 36 year old wife.
    I hope you don't work with numbers on the rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I hope you don't work with numbers on the rig.
    Typo...

    I have issues with 66...

    I was just testing you... green owed!

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    Fredie must be keen for a durrie if he carn't be bothered to buy cig papers but just rolls one up with any old newspaper lying around.

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    He should go on a five year smocking elimination program. By the end of the program I am sure he wont touch the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    He should go on a five year smocking elimination program.
    ...and then cut down on the ciggies...

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    get the fire brigade.

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    Stories like this just show what an utter clusterfuck life is. So many people believe that they can influence their own fate. Guess what. You cant. You are just along for the ride.

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