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c_d
05-28-2010, 02:36 PM
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Too unfit to run: Two-year-old who smokes 40 cigarettes a day puffs away on a toy truck
By Mail Foreign Service

Taking a deep drag on his cigarette while resting on the steering wheel of his truck, he looks like a parody of a middle-aged lorry driver.

But the image covers up a much more disturbing truth: At just the tender age of two, Ardi Rizal's health has been so ruined by his 40-a-day habit that he now struggles to move by himself.

The four-stone Indonesia toddler is certainly far too unfit to run around with other children - and his condition is set to rapidly deteriorate.

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 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.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1281538/Smoking-year-old-Ardi-Rizal-40-cigarettes-day.html#ixzz0pEcZeKmK

TrueBluePinoy
05-28-2010, 02:47 PM
I remember my go-kart when I was in the 2nd grade.:D

Led00
05-28-2010, 03:02 PM
Lol, when he is 40, he will have 2 a day, i hope so...

rikhardur
05-28-2010, 03:10 PM
Looks like his father thinks he looks very manly smoking at that age. It's ridiculous. It's clear someone consciously got him used to smoking.

sinobball
05-28-2010, 03:22 PM
Lol, when he is 40, he will have 2 a day, i hope so...Not sure if he can survive that long...
Looks like his father thinks he looks very manly smoking at that age. It's ridiculous. It's clear someone consciously got him used to smoking.While I don't disagree with you, he does look very manly (i.e. badass)... Look at the 2nd picture, a cigarette in one hand and a gun in another... Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Chow Yun-Fat ain't got nothing on this kid...(Not to mention that he also looks like Chairman Mao in that picture...)

satria_muda
05-28-2010, 03:58 PM
he must be Tottenham hotspurs fans..








*for you who didnt get it :D : Tottenham sponsored by Indonesian Cigarette company

Khalid80
05-28-2010, 04:00 PM
What the Hell!
It seems his parents don't give a shit if their son dies (or they just don't seem to know that cigarettes can actually kill you)

Actually after thinking about it, i don't blame the parents. I mean what can you expect from a kid whose father is a fishmonger (No offense to anyone whose father is a fishmonger)

Levenspiel
05-28-2010, 04:22 PM
What the Hell!
Actually after thinking about it, i don't blame the parents. I mean what can you expect from a kid whose father is a fishmonger (No offense to anyone whose father is a fishmonger)
I didn't get this. What's wrong with being a fishmonger?

Sorry but I cannot help it; those first two pictures look extremely funny!

Khalid80
05-28-2010, 04:29 PM
I didn't get this. What's wrong with being a fishmonger?

Sorry but I cannot help it; those first two pictures look extremely funny!

Maybe u misunderstood what I was trying to say.

Where I come from fishmongers are usually from a poor uneducated class whom usually are illiterate.

Test
05-28-2010, 04:31 PM
Well I know some people who has been smoking since 4 years old. They are not very athletic, but have great health. They are in middle twenties now. Of course 40 cigarettes per day is unimaginable even for them.

This kid looks cool
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mvblair
05-28-2010, 09:21 PM
Disgusting. I hope this story is fake. I'm sure there is some truth to it, but I hope it's greatly exaggerated.

sinobball
05-29-2010, 07:30 AM
Disgusting. I hope this story is fake. I'm sure there is some truth to it, but I hope it's greatly exaggerated.I know for a fact that in most Asian countries smoking rate is much higher than the rest of the world. I also know in rural China, kids smoking is not that unusual either. It's a terrible practice that should be blamed on the parents and the culture, but it's no more disgusting than many First World country kids (or dogs/cats) being overfed and could barely get off the couch.

PRSURF
05-29-2010, 08:26 AM
Smoke weed, users report less depression and can cure blindness. :D

TrueBluePinoy
05-30-2010, 01:40 AM
His father introduced him to smoking at only 18 months old so he could become a tourist attraction and earn $5.00 per day. Shame.



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b3lowzro
05-30-2010, 05:59 AM
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i totally love this bad ass look from him

kaiziken_pinas
05-30-2010, 08:34 AM
he's 14 stone? WOW. 1stone = 14 pounds.

he's 56 pounds?! give him a real gun. LOL

alien space bats
05-30-2010, 10:24 AM
My Aunt cried when i showed her this boy.

In line with the developing international norm of Responsibility to Protect which advances that the international community has a responsibility to protect the citizens of any State in case that State fails miserably to safeguard the basic human rights and needs of its citizens, The USA, along with the Coalition of the Willing, has decided to invade Indonesia to rescue the boy in the name of humanity. SHOCK AND AWE!:rolleyes::D:p

hot_chick9989
06-17-2010, 08:16 PM
My Aunt cried when i showed her this boy.

In line with the developing international norm of Responsibility to Protect which advances that the international community has a responsibility to protect the citizens of any State in case that State fails miserably to safeguard the basic human rights and needs of its citizens, The USA, along with the Coalition of the Willing, has decided to invade Indonesia to rescue the boy in the name of humanity. SHOCK AND AWE!:rolleyes::D:p

I just hate this boy's father!!! grrrrr :mad:

I hate the father of this boy. He's so stupid to introduce his son smoking at a young age. Why didn't he think of using the money they are spending for their food. Being a fishmonger can't suffice the addiction of the kid to smoking. errrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! :mad:

sinobball
07-23-2010, 05:53 PM
The boy has met his match
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c_d
09-03-2010, 02:31 PM
Indonesia's smoking toddler kicks habit
AFP / NEWSCORE

Last Updated: 5:52 PM, September 2, 2010

Posted: 10:43 AM, September 2, 2010

A two-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked about 40 cigarettes a day kicked the habit after receiving intensive specialist care, a child welfare official said Thursday.

Ardi Rizal shocked the world when a video of him drawing heavily on cigarettes appeared on the internet in May and drew attention to Indonesia's failure to regulate the tobacco industry.

"He has quit smoking and the most important thing is he doesn't ask for cigarettes anymore," national commission for child protection secretary-general Arist Merdeka Sirait said.

Six months after his father gave him his first cigarette, the overweight boy was smoking two packs a day and threw violent tantrums if his addiction was not satisfied.

"He received psychosocial therapy for one month, during which therapists kept him busy with activities and encouraged him to play with kids of the same age," Sirait said. "We diverted his addiction from cigarettes to playing."

Ardi's case has highlighted the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing to women and children in developing countries like Indonesia, where regulations are weak and many people do not know that smoking is dangerous.

Sirait said the government had given financial support to Ardi's parents, who were ignorant of smoking's dangers and used cigarettes to keep the toddler happy as they worked long hours at a street market.

"Ardi was very happy when he left Jakarta this morning as he has really missed his father in the village," Sirait said.

Cigarette consumption in the southeast Asian archipelago of some 240 million people soared 47 percent in the 1990s, according to the World Health Organization.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/indonesia_smoking_toddler_kicks_aQf751M3K8H3x7Quzl JECL#ixzz0yTcmSUpU

dxjayrock2008
09-04-2010, 03:45 AM
These kids are becoming human chimneys. Lol.

sergio23
09-22-2010, 02:42 AM
OMG! he will die young for sure

dxjayrock2008
09-22-2010, 04:59 AM
Next time, let that kid smoke Cuban cigars. Lol. :D