There was a video that went viral all over the world a few years ago, which was about an Indonesian baby Aldi Rizal, who was smoking 40-cigarettes in one day when he was just 2 years old.
Even these days, the awful video of Aldi become a symbol of Indonesia’s smoking epidemic, which the World Health
Organizations says claims about 200,000 lives per year.
The boy, Aldi Rizal, became and international media sensation, when he was discovered in one poor village Sumatra, in Indonesia, while he was putting on a cigarette while riding his tricycle.
Again, his loved ones are hardly trying to steer Aldi to the right direction, by feeding him with a healthy diet of fruits and veggies.
This outcry led to the Indonesian government and they launched a campaign in order to solve the problems of children smoking on young age, and they have also organized special rehabilitation treatment in order to help Aldi to quit smoking.
After that, Aldi was taken to play sessions in the capital Jakarta for two weeks period, in order to take his mind off his habit, and learn him to normal kid for the first time.
The family was also visited for two years by new documentary series revisits, in order to find out how Aldi is getting on, and it has been revealed that he has managed to stay off the cigarettes, but that he is still dangerously unhealthy.
According to The Sun newspaper in London, Aldi, then being 5 years old, has started another unhealthy habit, and that was food. He has been up to four stones – 56 pounds, due to an unhealthy diet by eating junk food and condensed milk.
His 28-year old mom Dians says: “He eats a lot. At first when we were weaning Aldi off the cigarettes he would have terrible tantrums and I would call Dr Seto for help. But now he doesn’t want them.”
Now his father, Mrs. Rizal, is worried about the weight of his son, because he developed food cravings, when he quit smoking, and now has a big appetite.
He says that his son now has a strong will for demanding food, just in the same way he used to demand cigarettes, and his family is trying not to give in to his tantrums.