Wednesday 26 May 2010

Smoking is Bad for You!

Video of smoking toddler shocks world

Yahoo!7May 26, 2010, 6:02 pm
    Video of two-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal puffing casually on a cigarette is shocking the world.
    The toddler's father, Mohammad, gave Ardi his first cigarette at just 18 months of age, The Sun reports.
    Mohammad, who raises his family in the South Sumatran fishing village of Musi Banyuasin, admits Ardi is addicted to smoking, but has no problem with his son's habit.
    "I'm not worried about his health, he looks healthy," Mohammad told the Sriwijaya Post.
    Smoking 40 cigarettes each day, Ardi screams and says he feels sick and dizzy if he's not allowed to smoke.
    "He cries and throws tantrums when we don't let him smoke. He's addicted," Rizal said.
    The video has raised concerns about Indonesia's growing problem with child smokers. According to the Central Statistics Agency, 25 per cent of the nation's three to 15-year-olds have smoked at least once.

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