Jul 20, 2017 @ 05:14 AM By Damandeep Kaur
Remember that toddler Ardi Rizal? He was just 2 years old when he became famous for the most shocking reason. Which was the reason? He went viral because of his smoking habits. You must have seen footage of the Indonesian little boy riding around his village in a red toy car while smoking. Obviously, it is very shocking to see 2 years-old kid smoking and he began smoking when he was just 18 months old. You will be shocked to know that in Indonesia it is very common to see children are addicted to smoking.
Not only one and two, the little boy used to smoke up to 40 cigarettes a day!
It was good that his pictures went viral because due to those photos and footage of Ardi smoking caused so much global outrage that the Indonesian government placed him in a rehabilitation program. His family was not charged for that, where he was weaned off cigarettes. Though, the boy quickly replaced his addiction to nicotine.
His weight was going out of control. If he didn’t get fatty and sugary foods in the rehabilitation center, he would throw tantrums, just like he did when he didn’t get his cigarettes.
But as per the recent years, unbelievable changes have taken place in Ardi’s life. These days, after breaking leaving his dangerous addiction, Ardis is living a healthy life. The elementary school student is now focused on socializing with his friends, and he’s even now a star student.