He’s How Old
May 26, 2010 by admncc
I’ve written several posts in the past about my dislike for smoking. My mother smoked while she was pregnant with me. As a result, I was born two months early. And I’ve despised smoking since I was old enough to know what happened.
However, I realize people are still going to do it, so as long as it’s not being done around me or my family, people can do what they want. That doesn’t mean that I have to like it when people smoke in the entrance to a business I’m entering or in their cars at intersections (both of which can affect me). But it’s impossible to control all of that. Although, needless to say, I have been very satisfied with some of the recent anti-smoking legislation that has been passed (at least in my state).
Anyway, the below-story takes the cake for both the most ridiculous smoking story I’ve ever heard and the parents of the year contest.
Ardi Rizal, a two-year-old Indonesian boy smokes currently smokes 40 cigarettes a day. His father introduced him to smoking when he was 18 months old. “Despite local officials’ offer to buy the Rizal family a new car if the boy quits, his parents feel unable to stop him because he throws massive tantrums if they don’t indulge him.” The boy’s parents believe that Ardi now craves nicotine and cannot stop smoking. His mother has said, “He’s totally addicted. 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.” You can read the entire story and view pictures of Ardi here. You can also see the soon-to-become viral video of him smoking here. Ah, parenting at it’s finest…