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Two year old smoking

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Here is a video I found of a chinese boy who smokes.

This is an article I found on the toddler who got me started on this topic

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 26, 2010 Parents: Smoking Toddler 'Addicted' to Tobacco

The Tobacco-Addicted 2-Year-Old is the Latest Child in Indonesia To Be Caught on Camera Smoking

  • image6521636g.jpg Ardi Rizal, 2, throws a tantrum when his parents refuse him a cigarette. His father gave him his first when he was just 18 months old, Wednesday May 26, 2010. (

  • Some breathe deeply while others fume as tough anti-smoking rules catch on.
  • (CBS/ AP) Ardi Rizal, 2, throws a tantrum when his parents refuse him a cigarette. His father gave him his first when he was just 18 months old.
    The [nomedia][/nomedia], shown here on [nomedia][/nomedia] was witnessed by a reporter who recently visited his home in the fishing village of Musi Banyuasin, in Indonesia's South Sumatra province.
    "I'm not worried about his health, he looks healthy," shrugged the boy's father Mohammad Rizal. "He cries and throws tantrums when we don't let him smoke. He's addicted."
    Ardi's youth is the extreme of a disturbing trend. Data from the Central Statistics Agency showed 25 percent of Indonesian children aged 3 to 15 have tried cigarettes, with 3.2 percent of those active smokers.
    The percentage of 5- to 9-year-olds lighting up increased from 0.4 percent in 2001 to 2.8 percent in 2004, the agency reported.
    A video of a 4-year-old Indonesian boy blowing smoke rings appeared briefly on YouTube in March, prompting outrage before it was removed from the site.
    The child was shown puffing on a clove cigarette and swearing in an east Java dialect with the encouragement of adults, who can be heard laughing in the background, according to the Daily Indonesia.
    Child protection officials told The Jakarta Globe that the video represented child abuse. The boy is believed to be from Malang, a town in east Java.
    Child advocates are speaking out about the health damage to children from secondhand smoke, and the growing pressure on them to pick up a cigarette in a country where one-third of the population uses tobacco and single cigarettes can be bought for a few cents.
    Seto Mulyadi, chairman of Indonesia's child protection commission, blames the increase on aggressive advertising and parents who are smokers.
    "A law to protect children and passive smokers should be introduced immediately in this country," he said.
    However, imposing a nonsmoking message will be difficult in Indonesia, the world's third-largest tobacco consumer.
    Tubagus Haryo Karbyanto, a member of the National Commission of Tobacco Control, said Indonesia must also address the social conditions that lead to smoking, such as family influence and peer pressure.
    "The promotion of health has to be integrated down to the smallest units in our society, from public health centers and local health care centers to the family," he was quoted as saying by the Jakarta Globe on Friday.
    Health Minister Endang Sedyaningsih conceded turning young people off smoking will be difficult in a country where it is perceived as positive because cigarette companies sponsor everything from scholarships to sporting events.
    "This is the challenge we face in protecting youth from the dangers of smoking," she said in a statement on the ministry's website.

Edited by HKofsesshoumaru


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Slap slap slap slap da piss outta them


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the kid looks like a hippo, what part of health does the father see?


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