Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2 year old baby in Indonesia, smokes 40 cigarettes a day!!!

This is what a 2 year old baby should be doing daily.

This is a normal baby, playing around like a baby

Babies are supposed to behave like this in their tender years

But definitely not like the combos of pictures below :

At the tender age of 2 years old, Ardi Rizal of Sumatra, Indonesia has grabbed world headlines for his chain smoking habit.

This youngest super heavy cigarette smoker will cry, bang the wall and get extremely angry if his parents refused to supply him with at least 2 packs of cigarettes daily, which is equivalent to 40 sticks per day!!!

But, despite local officials' offer to buy the Rizal family a new car if the boy quits, his parents feel unable to stop him because he throws massive tantrums if they don't indulge him.

His mother, Diana, 26, wept: 'He's totally addicted. If he doesn't get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick.'

Ardi will smoke only one brand and his habit costs his parents £3.78 or around USD6 or RM20 a day in Musi Banyuasin, in Indonesia's South Sumatra province.

But in spite of this, his fishmonger father Mohammed, 30, said: 'He looks pretty healthy to me. I don't see the problem.'

Ardi's youth is the extreme of a disturbing trend in Indonesia and also the world.

Data from the Central Statistics Agency showed 25 per cent of Indonesian children aged three to 15 have tried cigarettes, with 3.2 per cent of those active smokers.

The percentage of five to nine year olds lighting up increased from 0.4 per cent in 2001 to 2.8 per cent in 2004, the agency reported.

However, imposing a non-smoking message will be difficult in Indonesia, the world's third-largest tobacco consumer.

The most popular cigarrete brand in Indonesia is of course the Gudang Garam Surya.

To Ardi Rizal, please CUT DOWN!!!

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