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Monday, 18 November 2013

"I can't believe this!" Toddler who smokes cigarette has given up his habit ... but now he's addicted to....

Toddler Aldi Rizal stunned the world when it was revealed he had a 40-a-day smoking habit at just two years old
 
Aldi Rizal (pictured left and top right as aged two and bottom right aged five) became an international media sensation when he was discovered in a poor village in Sumatra, Indonesia, puffing on a cigarette while riding his tricycle.
The outcry led to the Indonesian government launching a campaign to tackle the problem of children smoking and organising special rehabilitation treatment to help Aldi quit.
                      Toddler Aldi Rizal stunned the world when it was revealed he had a 40-a-day smoking habit at just two years old
                                                                               
Two years on he's now a normal, cheeky five-year-old - and, while he's managed to kick the habit, he now has another addiction. Food
 
Now Aldi has picked up a new addiction - to food. His huge appetite has seen him gorge on junk food and fatty snacks
 
Junk meal: His huge appetite are junk food and fatty snacks. A new documentary series revisits the family two years on to find out how Aldi is getting on and reveals he has managed to stay off the cigarettes, but is still dangerously unhealthy.
 
Aldi weighs nearly four stone, double what he should be for a child his age, and medics have urged his mother to put her son on a diet
 
Aldi is not just like any other child, he weighs nearly four stone, double what he should be for a child his age, and medics have advised his mother to put him on a diet. During his rehabilitation treatment, psychiatrists also encouraged his mother to keep him busy with playing and taught him about the dangers of smoking.
 
                       Aldi's mother Diane Rizal, 28, says people still offer her son cigarettes even though he has kicked the habit
At first when Aldi’s parents were weaning him off the cigarettes, he would bang his head on the wall and cry if he couldn’t get what he wanted and his parent always call psychiatrists for help. Aldi's mother Diane Rizal, 28, says people still offer her son cigarettes even though he has stopped smoking.
It is thought one-third of children in Indonesia try smoking before the age of ten. The Government has launched efforts to tackle the problem.
Aldi's story can be seen in Elephant Man: Body Bizarre on TLC UK at 10pm on Monday November 18.
Source:DM News
 
 
 
 
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