Smoking 'Baby' Has a 40-Cigarette a Day Habit

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Ardi Rizal
A "baby" who smokes 40 cigarettes a day may qualify for the "now I've seen it all" sector of our program.

But that doesn't mean we're satisifed.

We have a few questions: Namely what moron handed 18-month-old Ardi Rizal a cigarette and said, "Hey, have one?"


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Rizal is now 2 and, based on this video, smokes like an old pro these days, even blowing smoke rings.

Over at The Frisky they say he throws tantrums if he doesn't get his favorite brand, which is the only toddler-appropriate part of this entire story.

Rizal lives in Indonesia -- is it horrible to say I was crossing my fingers this wasn't here in the US? -- and his father claims he "looks healthy."

Maybe because he hasn't taken a look at an X-ray of his son's lungs lately?

Parents who smoke around their kids, women who smoke while pregnant or breastfeeding, they all garner the "child abuser" label in my book. Harsh, it's true, but just take a look at the American Cancer Society's statistics: "About 50 to 75 percent of children in the US have detectable levels of cotinine, the breakdown product of nicotine, in their blood."

And that's when an adult has it in her or his mouth. But this one comes out on top of the pack of them.

Even worse -- the Daily Mail reports village officials have offered to buy the family a new car if they'll get their son to kick the habit. They refused!

Does this one make you angry?


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lovin... lovinangels

This is disgusting. Really gross.

MamaC... MamaCharity

I'm speechless...I can't even believe what I'm seeing.....wow....

where... wheresthewayout

Yeah I'm speechless, quite shocked at how well he did with that cigerette, it is a shame


RanaA... RanaAurora

That is absolutely inexcusable.  I hope he loses custody and they put the poor baby through rehab.  I wonder how many times he's been burned? :(


 


(For the record, it's still healthier to smoke and breastfeed than to smoke and formula feed.)

Cafe... Cafe Cynthia

If someone hasn't already called the Consulate and the UN, let me know, and I will.

Spiri... SpiritedTigress

That is disgusting. Something needs to be done about that or he's going to die of lung cancer by the time he's 8.


(For the record, it's still healthier to smoke and breastfeed than to smoke and formula feed.)
I'm going to start doing that. Thank you!

jeann... jeannesager

Rana, I'm not going to bash breastfeeding, but a few points of fact: "Smokers have been shown to have lower prolactin levels and smoking is associated with low milk supply. Nicotine itself can act as an appetite suppressant, potentially influencing infant growth."


It's better to just STOP smoking regardless of whether you breastfeed or formula feed. Period.

nonmember avatar Scout's Honor

Horrifying! 


Truly disgusting!

Cafe... Cafe Suzanne

I can't watch the video -- the image was enough to make me cry.

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