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Indonesian Baby on 40 cigarettes a day
by Shy Guy Shawn,posted Jun 1 2010 7:59AM
This is one of the more bizarre stories i have seen lately.
Unlike the talent and promise of Greyson Chance (the sixth grader who's video i shared last week has gotten him a record deal and a promising career)
This is the story of another kid...a MUCH YOUNGER kid...2 years old.
His name is Ardi Rizal and he's from a town called Musi Banyuasin in Indonesia.
People are flocking all over to visit this kid NOT because of his awesome musical skills or singing capability...but because of the fact that he SMOKES CIGARETTES!?!
Yea thats right, at the ripe old age of TWO years old. Ardi is already 'hooked' on nicotene. To the point he smokes 2 packs a day!
If thats not disturbing enough, take this into account...in this same village almost more than 25% of kids have already tried smoking and 3.2% are active smokers.
Here is the story about Ardi, which is not only shocking, but quite disturbing.
INDONESIAN BABY ON 40 CIGARETTES A DAY
So how do the parents of this kid allow something like this to happen? or even continue?
It apparantly started when Ardi's father gave him his first cigarette at 18 months old! He has also made these statements regarding Ardi's smoking addiction “It looks very healthy for me. I do not see the problem."
As for why they havent tried to stop him from smoking, his mom claims “He is totally addicted. If Ardi does not have cigarettes, he gets mad, screams and bangs his head against the wall. He says he feels dizzy and sick"
The government of Indonesia has even tried to intervene by offering to buy his parents a car if they can get Ardi to quit smoking but the parents say that Ardi gets furious when they try to take away his cigarettes.
Yea...i remember when i was four and i got furious because my parents wouldnt buy me a certain Transformer toy that i wanted. I even threw a temper tantrum in the middle of the department store hoping in turn that i would get it but still no luck.
Why? Because they didnt let ME, a mere child, walk all over them by simply putting on the water works and screaming at the top of my lungs. Its good parenting skills.
Someone needs to show Ardi's parents a DVD or something on how to control your child because if theyre letting a 2 year olds actions control them, imagine what he will want or do when he's 5? Alcohol? Drugs? Who knows?