Two Year Old Aldi Rizal Smoked 40 Cigarettes Per Day, Today His Parents Are Trying To Turn His Life Around

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Two year old Aldi Rizal from Sumatra, Indonesia shocked the entire world when images surfaced of him smoking cigarettes. However, he wasn’t just a casual smoker (not that smoking casually is any more acceptable for a two-year-old), but he was in fact a chain smoker with a habit of 40 cigarettes a day!

A world out-cry led to the Indonesian government campaigning against smoking
The two-year-old was also introduced to therapy that would help him quit

Rizal saw psychiatrists and also engaged in therapy play sessions to help take his mind off of smoking.

While many people still try to offer Rizal cigarettes he thankfully has the will-power to refuse and maintain his new lifestyle.

He used to kick and scream when he couldn’t have a cigarette but since he’s kicked that habit he’s acquired another one…food!

Rizal no longer smokes but he now enjoys eating ‘massive’ amounts of junk food. He’s gained enough weight that his parents are deeply concerned and sought help from a nutritionist who told them that Rizal’s 6 kg overweight.

The nutritionist also said that the effects of his early-age smoking will likely see him gaining extra weight because of the way that nicotine impacts the body.

The nutritionist also said that the effects of his early-age smoking will likely see him gaining extra weight because of the way that nicotine impacts the body.

Nicotene affects the body’s hormone, insulin and glucose levels and when one quits the habit, food may be craved in order to achieve the same feelings that nicotene used to give.

Rizal’s parents have put him on a strict diet of lean meats and whole grains and his appearance is showing improvement.

They’ve also spoken to friends and family members and explained to them that they should not give in to any of his demands to satisfy his tremendous appetites.

In Indonesia, child smoking is a major concern. There are 80 million children in the country and 30% of them under the age of ten have a smoking habit. Of all adult males in Indonesia, 63% are smokers.

While Rizal’s parents often feel misunderstood and judged, they’ve always tried their best to raise their kids to be healthy and eat well.

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