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Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Lucy's mom, May 21, 2010.

  1. Lucy's mom

    Lucy's mom Member

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    This is so freaking insane!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/wor...-throws-tantrum-parents-refuse-cigarette.html

    This is the two-year-old Indonesian boy who throws a tantrum when his parents refuse him a cigarette.
    Ardi Rizal was given his first cigarette by his father when he was just 18-months-old.

    The smoking toddler 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
     
  2. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    he looks obese too

    yep, great parenting *eyeroll*
     
  3. angela

    angela Member

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    Do they think it's cute?! Very disturbing.
     
  4. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    OK, aside from the health issues, the mother of a 2yo in me demands to know why anyone would think that giving a toddler something on fire is a good idea! :eek:
     
  5. JLMcKenna83

    JLMcKenna83 LOL ≠ Lots of Luck

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    He looks obese, but remember in 3rd world countries, being heavy is a sign of good health.

    IMO... This is just sad.

    While people in the western world are trying to enforce the dangers of smoking (not only in adults, but also in young developing lungs) and childhood obesity, these people are saying... "What, he looks fine.. and he throws a fit if we don't.. so to shut him up we give it to him..." If this child lived here, his parents would be brought up on endangerment charges, it just goes to show how different cultures view such things.
     
  6. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    Cigaretts must be cheap to be sharing them with kids.
     
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    Angelmuse New Member

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    Totally agree! Unbelievable!
     
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    laura08 New Member

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    oh_gal Active Member

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    You know what's sad? The people who will get a kick out of this.
     
  10. jeeby

    jeeby New Member

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    Sounds like my hubby

    Seriously who would think that was cute!?! Poor kid will be dead of lung cancer before he would legally be able to buy them in the US.
     
  11. utmomof2

    utmomof2 New Member

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    I really feel badly for this kid. And his mother uses the excuse that he throws a tantrum if he doesn't get his ciggies? Are you kidding me? Tough! I have a 3 year-old...if I gave in to his every demand in order to avoid a tantrum I would have a monster on my hands! Tantrums are never fun, but neither is lung cancer or emphasema at the age of 5.
     
  12. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    I'm starting to think that this is a hoax... I think the "toddler" is well older and this may be a publicity stunt that he is in on. He is far too coordinated for a 2 year old, panders to the camera while smoking, makes like he is going to the put the hot end to his tongue like he is playing a game of attention, and if you look at stills from the video, his skin has scars and markings that make him look older than 2.

    See, this could easily be someone well older than 2 with a genetic disorder that stunted their growth, in turn making them look way younger and putting their physique in the obese range. Someone could have gotten the bright idea to pull a stunt over there, just for the attention, and now are lapping up the uproar over it.

    But then again, I may be wrong... but I'm telling you, something is off. If, and I mean a big IF, he really is 2: it isn't hard to say "no" to a 2 year old... their attention span doesn't last long enough to make their tantrums so unbearable to the point of thinking "Hey, I'll stick this dangerous piece of crap, that is killing him and draining our money, back in his mouth to shut him up."
     
  13. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/05/31/indonesia.smoking.baby/index.html

    Mom of toddler smoker in Indonesia seeks help for him
    By Arwa Damon, CNN
    May 31, 2010 -- Updated 1430 GMT (2230 HKT)

    *snip*

     
  14. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Good news for all smokers out there: If Ardi can quit, so can you!

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/indonesia_smoking_toddler_kicks_aQf751M3K8H3x7QuzlJECL

    A two-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked about 40 cigarettes a day kicked the habit after receiving intensive specialist care, a child welfare official said Thursday.

    Ardi Rizal shocked the world when a video of him drawing heavily on cigarettes appeared on the internet in May and drew attention to Indonesia's failure to regulate the tobacco industry.

    "He has quit smoking and the most important thing is he doesn't ask for cigarettes anymore," national commission for child protection secretary-general Arist Merdeka Sirait said.



    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/intern...er_kicks_aQf751M3K8H3x7QuzlJECL#ixzz0yRZUXZpj
     

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