Video: 2 Year Old | 40 Cigarettes A Day Baby

Posted: May 27, 2010 in WoW, WTF, WTF News
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Video: 2 Year Old | 40 Cigarettes A Day Baby

Ardi Rizal, 2, smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. The Sumatran toddler was first given a cigarette when he was just 18 months old.

A startling video on YouTube showing a 2-year old boy smoking cigarettes made headlines around the world yesterday. Even more concerning is the boy’s unconcerned father, stating that he “looks healthy”.

The boy, Ardi Rizal, was only 18 months old when he smoked his first cigarette, and it was his father who gave it to him. In Indonesia, it is a growing trend for young children to “light-up”. Statistics show that 25% of children aged three to 15 have tried smoking cigarettes. Rizal is so addicted, that he smokes up to 40 cigarettes a day. His parents cite that he cries and throws tantrums if he cannot smoke. He even beats his head against the wall and claims of being dizzy if he is not able to smoke.

Although his father is not concerned about his health, the truth is, it is already hard for the boy to run around keep up with other children. Local officials have offered to buy the family a new car if he quits, but even that cannot stop the boy.

The chairman of the child protection agency in Indonesia partially blames advertising. Other officials believe if they can cut down on advertising, it will cut down on this growing epidemic of children smoking. Chairman Seto Mulyadi also states ‘A law to protect children and passive smokers should be introduced immediately in this country’.

With Indonesia being the world’s third-largest tobacco producing country, it will be difficult to pass the laws needed to prevent young children from smoking.

[Source: Faction News Finds / Image & Article Via: GJ]

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Comments
  1. babytyche08 says:

    I’ve heard of such horrible news. It is really shocking and awful imagine as early as 3 years old. The government should really do something about it and correct this.

    • ZUSO's BLOG says:

      The Government has even offered the family a new car and other incentives… The family is siding with the toddler’s habit for some reason… WTF!!!

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