Remember The Chain Smoking Baby? Look At What He’s Doing Now.
When he was just two years old, Ardi Rizal went viral for an incredibly strange and disturbing reason: A picture of him chain-smoking hit the Internet, and people simply couldn't believe what they were seeing. The outcry around the world led to the Indonesian government cracking down on child smoking and cigarette sales, and since then Ardi has kicked the habit.
However, this young man has since replaced his smoking habit with something else, and it's equally as troubling. Instead of cigarettes, it seems that this little boy is now addicted to food, and according to a recent documentary about him, it's a habit that's equally as hard to break.
Now, you can see the most recent photos of this little boy in the story below. He seems to be pretty happy -- but his lifestyle might not be the best for him.
This is Ardi, from the Sumatra region of Indonesia.
In this photo, he looks like normal, hearty toddler, simply enjoying his bottle with gusto.
But Ardi's picture went viral two years ago, and it's not hard to see why.
According to the original story, he'd gotten up to smoking about 40 cigarettes per day at the time.
The imagery was pretty confusing for us to see.
Something about a bouncing baby boy, puffing cigarettes freely truly messes with the mind.
When the images first surfaced, it seemed like no matter what he did, he was smoking.
His kid-life felt pretty typical, minus all of the cigarettes.
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One has to wonder how he picked up the habit.
And more so, even if he had access to them, who taught him to do it?
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