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From WFRV, July 1, just awful...
An internet video gone viral, shows a 2-year-old puffing away on cigarettes, in Indonesia.
A CBS news team traveled to Sumatra in search of the boy. They found Aldi Suganda in a quiet fishing village, with a lit cigarette in hand. His parents say Aldi started smoking at just 11 months old, during daily trips to the market.
The boy is now smoking more than 40 cigs a day, often using one cigarette to light the next.
Currently, Aldi and his family are part of a rehab program to help him quit.
Here's a more detailed CBS report...
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This makes me so ANGRY!!!! An 11 month old doesn't just "start" smoking. These stupid parents had to have lit it up for him and taught him to smoke because kids aren't naturally drawn to the smell of smoke. My son gags whenever we're out and he happens to smell it. In fact my son makes a point of stopping to tell people smoking that its bad for them.
This poor little boy doesn't know what he is doing. It is up to adults to do what is best for children. Maybe this is why I get mad when pro-promiscuity advocates try to tell us we should give condoms to teens. Kids don't always know whats best for them. Its up to parents to put their foot down and keep them from harm even if kids don't like it!Posted by: Sydney M. at July 2, 2010 12:40 PM
Holy Smokes!!! ..and my 2 yr old is still in potty training...Posted by: RSD at July 2, 2010 12:41 PM
"What can we do but accept it as it is?" ???? Huh? You stop it! You BE THE PARENT! What do you mean, what can you do?!?
This is just infuriating!Posted by: MaryRose at July 2, 2010 4:30 PM
Child abuse!Posted by: carla at July 3, 2010 6:56 AM
How, oh how, does this "give us a break from the daily grind"? This is not funny. It's child abuse, pure and simplePosted by: Janet Baker at July 3, 2010 10:57 PM
This is very concerning from a health point of view, both the child smoking at a young age during a critical developmental stage, and the child's obesity.Posted by: Rachael C. at July 7, 2010 11:04 PM