Meet the 2-Packs-a-Day Tot

Ardi Rizal takes Web by storm, not in a good way
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by MarionRozelle
Posted May 27, 2010 9:04 AM CDT

The latest viral video sweeping the Web is a bit more disturbing than a dancing baby: It’s a smoking baby. Two-year-old Ardi Rizal is shown puffing away—and not playfully. He appears to be an old pro when it comes to smoking. His dad, who started giving him cigarettes at 18 months, insists that “he looks pretty healthy” despite the fact that he is so out of shape he uses his toy car to move around.

Officials in Indonesia have offered to buy the family a real car if the two-pack-a-day toddler quits, but “he's totally addicted,” his mom says. “If he doesn't get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick.” The Mail has more truly frightening pictures of the tot.
(More Ardi Rizal stories.)

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