Well, Ardi Riza of Indonesia is not famous yet, but he’s getting there. This YouTube video is making the rounds because of its galling and upsetting content — a two-year-old already hooked on cigarettes who smokes up to 40 a day. Child services, hello! His father apparently gave him his first one at age 18 months. His mother says: “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.” Sadly, this doesn’t appear to be a joke. Check out the video next.
Read Strollerderby’s coverage of this for more details including that young children smoking is a national problem in Indonesia!