Shocking Video of Indonesian Toddler Smoking

I have no words. Michael K of Dlisted says it best.

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Ok I couldn’t keep quiet.  This is so so wrong, but I can’t help but find this chubby, bossy little boy so cute.

His father should be hauled away for causing his 2-year-old to be so addicted to nicotine. Ardi is in diapers and  chain smokes 40 cigarettes a day.  The bad father got him hooked by giving the baby a puff at 18 months.  That’s just beyond irresponsible and crazy!  It’s just mind-blowing how ignorant and bad some parents can be.  I pity the poor mother who seems to have her senses about her, but probably has less control over the situation.

I pity the little boy Ardi Rizal. His mother Diana said “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.” Incredulously the father who seems to love the attention from the press and eggs on his baby to pose for the camera says, “He looks pretty healthy to me. I don’t see the problem.”  This proves that it’s a case of ignorance.

Baby Ardi is from the fishing village of Musi Banyuasin, in Indonesia’s South Sumatra province.  The government has offered to buy his parents a car if he stops!  That alone is pretty incredulous.  I am thinking they could do a bit more than that?  The baby needs proper medical attention as he will be suffering from terrible withdrawal symptoms.  It’s no wonder he throws tantrums, when he is not given what he has been weaned on.

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2 Responses to Shocking Video of Indonesian Toddler Smoking

  1. 365days2play says:

    They say parents know what’s best for their children, but obviously not. Even doting and educated parents need to go for child rearing classes which goes to show that some knowledge doesn’t come naturally.

  2. bookjunkie says:

    the father seems to be doting on this kid, but unfortunately seems completely ignorant that what he is doing is killing his own child. it’s sad.

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