The 2-Year-Old Smoking Sensation

Posted: September 4, 2010 in In the News
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Some parents like to feed their children fatty, heart attack inducing fast foods, others apparently prefer cancer causing cigarettes. Either way, it’s nice to know irresponsible parenting isn’t just an American problem.

An update from USA Today:

Aldi Rizal, who is now 30 months, had been smoking for more than half his life, since he started at 18 months, the Associated Press reports.

Relatives said Aldi’s father gave him his first cigarettes in his fishing village in Sumatra where almost all men smoke.

What’s more disturbing: the father claiming his son was healthy or the fact that they appear to have named him after a German discount supermarket chain? I report, you decide.

  1. Bob says:

    Yea good point, I guess an unhealthy lifestyle is an unhealthy lifestyle.

  2. Bob says:

    Just when you thought child abuse couldn’t get any worse. This poor kid is going to have one hell of a jump start on his lung cancer. Better sign him up for a lung transplant now, he’s going to need it.

    • natinanorton says:

      I’m still debating if this is any worse than feeding your child McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries. Head start on heart disease or cancer? Which way would you prefer your child to die?


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