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(Video) 2-Year-Old Child Cigarette Smoker Video Causes Internet Outrage

There is a viral video on the internet depicting a 2-year-old Indonesian child smoking a cigarette. The video shows the toddler nonchalantly smoking, his leg propped up, flipping a cigarette between his fingers, and exaggeratedly blowing smoke upward into the air.  The video has garnered outrage throughout the world.

According to the Associated Press and other news outlets, Ardi Rizal, the toddler in the video, is just 2 years old.  He smokes up to 40 cigarettes a day.  His father claims that if he wants a cigarette and does not get it, he throws a tantrum.

Ardi Rizal’s father reportedly gave him his first cigarette when he was 18 months old.  The town officials of Musi Banyuasin, a fishing village in South Sumatra province where Ardi lives, have offered to buy the family a vehicle if they get the 2-year-old to stop smoking.   The father has reportedly refused.

Ardi Rizal’s smoking video also went viral in March — until YouTube pulled the video.  Like a cyclical virus, the viral video simply returned.

But little Ardi isn’t alone in picking up his smoking habit at such a young age.  Back in June 2009, a 2-year-old Chinese boy made world headlines smoking a pack a day.  According to the Daily Mail, the child learned to smoke when he was just 18 months old as well.  His father gave the child cigarettes believing smoking cigarettes might alleviate the pain of an inoperable hernia (because of his age of 18 months).

The video of 2-year-old Ardi Rizal follows…

    One Response to “(Video) 2-Year-Old Child Cigarette Smoker Video Causes Internet Outrage”

    1. fedup says:

      Gee, the world is outraged that this moron’s kid is smoking, but if we drop bombs on little kids, well, that’s okay so long as we lie about why we are doing it and so long as we don’t show any images of the atrocities committed by US.