Saturday, May 29, 2010

2 year old smoking cigarette

A shocking video went viral Wednesday that might have you talking around the water cooler।Imagine your neighbor’s two-year-old smoking a pack a day. A Sumatran toddler from Indonesia was caught on tape puffing on a cigarette as if he were an adult.
The tot smokes up to forty cigarettes a day. The video shows the toddler puffing on a cigarette, holding it, and twirling it in his chubby, little fingers as if he were stuck with an adult smoking habit.According to news reports, his father gave him his first cigarette at just eighteen months old and now at two they say he throws a tantrum when they refuse to give him one.When ABC 4 showed the video to viewers in Salt Lake City, their reactions were relatively the same.“That's horrible, that is sick and wrong, he's basically got no chance in life for anything.”
“I don't think they even deserve to be parents.”“I think that's irresponsible, their culture is different from ours… so smoking may be more accepted there.”Take a look and tell ABC 4 what you think.


toya2546 said...

It's really sad and I really feel sorry for that toddler, it's not his fault that he was exposed to smoking at an early age. The parents knowing that smoking is bad for an adult should that it's even worst for a child. This child has already lost his life because of his parents and I really think that this is child abuse!!!

Cleio said...

i can't think how sick that toddler will be when it becomes an adult....i don't know

Anonymous said...

Technically his parents wouldn't know that smoking is bad, in their culture it's a norm. Like in Russia they have a local drink that contains alcohol in which kids drink. Is it safe for the child? No, but it's a matter of culture and their own tradition. You don't see many of these natives saying that you're sick if you eat meat or if you let your children watch tv.

Brian said...

That is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. It's abuse. How could you feel OK about putting your childs health at risk? I'm so sorry for you little one and will say many prayers for you.

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