Thursday, May 27, 2010

A 2-year old toddler who smokes 2 packets of cigarettes per day!!!

Early morning and I was greeting by this rather shocking news...

Meet this 2-year old Indonesian toddler named Ardi Rizal who needs to smoke 2 packets of cigarettes per day! Apparently, he was given his first cigarette by his Father when the boy was just 18-months-old. Shouldn't the father give him some lollypop rather than a cigarette?! Now, he throws a tantrum when his parents refused to give him one…

His father was even quoted saying that 'I'm not worried about his health, he looks healthy”.

Apparently, Ardi is not alone. There is a disturbing trend in Indonesia that a staggering 25 per cent of children aged 3 to 15 have tried cigarettes before and among them 3.2% are active smokers.

Good lord, this is a pandemic waiting to blow up if something is not done to correct the situation now.

Read the detailed news here.

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