The message from the study is not that if you want to live to be over 100 you should smoke, drink and not exercise (or that it makes little difference), it is that there are rare people who will live to be over 100 almost regardless of what they do.
Putting the findings in context, the larger body of research of which the new study is just one part indicates that, for most people, lifestyle factors do make a very large difference to life expectancy. Sir Richard Doll in his landmark Doctors Study observed an average ten-year difference in life expectancy attributable to smoking.
Oh good,tobacco control giving more great advise on how to live.
Sometimes it is more about quality of life than anything else.I know of a great many people who have had their happy social lives destroyed by the type of thinking tc dispenses regularly.
It makes me too mad to finish whatever I was going to say.