Child Addicted To 40 Cigarettes A Day

20/07/2010 15:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

Five-year-old Ardi Rizal has been smoking since the age of 18-months when his dad gave him a smoke, and now smokes 40 cigarettes a day.

The boy, who lives in Musi Banyuasin, Indonesia, reportedly throws a tantrum if he's unable to smoke, and currently weighs four stone. His smoking has led to a low fitness level, and he resorts to using a toy truck to move around, rather than running and playing with the other kids.

His mother Diana, 26, is understandably upset, and claims he's totally addicted. She's quoted in The Sun as saying "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."

Not only is his smoking incredibly dangerous for his health, but it's also costing his parents £3.78 a day.

Now, officials have stepped in with an incentive: a family car if he quits. Sadly, his dad Mohammed refuses to see the problem with the current situation, claiming, "He looks pretty healthy to me."

Source: The Sun

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