Barely old enough to walk, a little boy is making headlines around the world for his shocking bad habit.
The Sun Newspaper says, 2-year-old Ardi Rizal, of Indonesia, throws tantrums if he can't puff 40 cigarettes a day.
According to the Sun, the toddler got hooked after his dad gave him a cigarette at 18months.
The boy's 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."
Ardi will smoke only one brand and his habit costs his parents nearly $5.00 a day in U.S. money.
Officials have offered to buy the family a car if he quits.
I have no words. His skill at blowing smoke just blows my mind. The government's Health Department in Indonesia desperately needs to do something drastic--implement "Truth"-like campaigns, add warning labels on cigarette packs, etc. SMH. The child's skin is not healthy, his insides are even worse, and he is obese for his age. This is sickening.