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Over-Head
03-24-2011, 05:02 AM
Sorry if re-post


Dad says smoking toddler is ‘addicted’

2-year-old throws tantrums when he can't light up

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37358195/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/


JAKARTA, Indonesia —
A video of smoking toddler is sparking outrage on the web. When the clip of 2-year-old Sumatran Ardi Rizal puffing away surfaced on YouTube Wednesday, it spread to online social media like, well, fire. Popular blog Gawker linked to the smoking baby video, calling him "totally cooler than you (http://gawker.com/5548199/two+pack+a+day-smoking-baby-totally-cooler-than-you) ." But user Faldo777's response was the more typical response: "His parents should be jailed ..."

In fact, his parents say Rizal throws a tantrum when they refuse to give him a cigarette. His father gave him his first smoke 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."
Rizal isn't the first smoking youngster caught on tape. In March, a video of a 4-year-old Indonesian boy blowing smoke rings appeared briefly on YouTube, prompting outcries before it was removed from the site.

Disturbing trend
Ardi's youth is the extreme of a disturbing trend in Indonesia. Data from the Central Statistics Agency showed 25 percent of Indonesian children ages 3-to-15 have tried cigarettes, with 3.2 percent of those active smokers.
The percentage of 5- to 9-year-olds lighting up increased from 0.4 percent in 2001 to 2.8 percent in 2004, the agency reported.

Child advocates are speaking out about the health damage to children from secondhand smoke, and the growing pressure on them to pick up a cigarette in a country where one-third of the population uses tobacco and single cigarettes can be bought for a few cents.

Seto Mulyadi, chairman of Indonesia's child protection commission, blames the increase on aggressive advertising and parents who are smokers.
"A law to protect children and passive smokers should be introduced immediately in this country," he said.
A health law passed in 2009 formally recognizes that smoking is addictive, and an anti-smoking coalition is pushing for tighter restrictions on smoking in public places, advertising bans and bigger health warnings on cigarette packages.
But a bill on tobacco control has been stalled because of opposition from the tobacco industry. The bill would ban cigarette advertising and sponsorship, prohibit smoking in public, and add graphic images to packaging.
Benny Wahyudi, a senior official at the Industry Ministry, said the government had initiated a plan to try to limit the number of smokers, including dropping production to 240 billion cigarettes this year, from 245 billion in 2009.
"The government is aware of the impact of smoking on health and has taken efforts, including lowering cigarette production, increasing its tax and limiting smoking areas," he said.
Mulyadi said a ban on advertising is key to putting the brakes on child and teen smoking. "If cigarette advertising is not banned, there will be more kids whose lives are threatened because of smoking," he said.
Ubiquitous advertising hit a bump last month when a cigarette company was forced to withdraw its sponsorship of pop star Kelly Clarkson's concert following protests from fans and anti-tobacco groups.
However, imposing a nonsmoking message will be difficult in Indonesia, the world's third-largest tobacco consumer.
Tubagus Haryo Karbyanto, a member of the National Commission of Tobacco Control, said Indonesia must also address the social conditions that lead to smoking, such as family influence and peer pressure.
"The promotion of health has to be integrated down to the smallest units in our society, from public health centers and local health care centers to the family," he was quoted as saying by the Jakarta Globe on Friday.
Health Minister Endang Sedyaningsih conceded turning young people off smoking will be difficult in a country where it is perceived as positive because cigarette companies sponsor everything from scholarships to sporting events.
"This is the challenge we face in protecting youth from the dangers of smoking," she said in a statement on the ministry's website.


Here's a video
***NOTE you have to log into youtube to watch it, as it's been flagged****

http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DzgxPe891-JQ

JOhn
03-24-2011, 05:07 AM
Hell look at my signature....

Damn 3rd world ROFL

-King-
03-24-2011, 05:07 AM
This is like a year old.
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Over-Head
03-24-2011, 05:15 AM
Hell look at my signature....

Damn 3rd world ROFL
Got em turned off

Over-Head
03-24-2011, 05:16 AM
This is like a year old.
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Popped up on MSN yesterday

-King-
03-24-2011, 05:40 AM
Popped up on MSN yesterday

Look at the date on top of the article.
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Over-Head
03-24-2011, 06:30 AM
Look at the date on top of the article.
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Realized it after I posted it, and AGAIN, popped up on msn TODAY, don't blame me for them posting year old info sheesh...

Hydrae
03-24-2011, 07:27 AM
REPOST (hehe, never gotten to do that before)

I posted this in the thread about the 132 pound 3 year old. :D

Over-Head
03-24-2011, 07:31 AM
REPOST (hehe, never gotten to do that before)

. :D
Glad I could make your day :thumb:

JD10367
03-24-2011, 07:59 AM
Thankfully, this thread was not what I thought it would be about. (I read "smoking" as more of a descriptive adjective.) :shake:

Baby Lee
03-24-2011, 08:42 AM
Thankfully, this thread was not what I thought it would be about. (I read "smoking" as more of a descriptive adjective.) :shake:

http://www.whatsthestoryjerry.com/assets/images/Audiophile_Speakers__home_theater_tn_a.jpg

wilas101
03-24-2011, 08:42 AM
this was the first thing I thought of when i read this thread title.

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thurman merman
03-24-2011, 10:10 AM
Look at the date on top of the article.
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WHO GIVES A SHIT

Pants
03-24-2011, 10:24 AM
http://www.whatsthestoryjerry.com/assets/images/Audiophile_Speakers__home_theater_tn_a.jpg

LMAO

Exactly what I though when I read his post.

shirtsleeve
03-24-2011, 08:49 PM
Wouldn't it be better if you braize them? I mean, smoking them may make them get all dried out and leathery. Not good eats.

kysirsoze
03-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Got em turned off

You have sigs off but recently updated yours?

huh.

kysirsoze
03-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Wouldn't it be better if you braize them? I mean, smoking them may make them get all dried out and leathery. Not good eats.

They're tender enough as it is.

Over-Head
03-25-2011, 09:59 AM
You have sigs off but recently updated yours?

huh. Keeps people like you on your toes ;)