[Trending Now] BEFORE VS. AFTER: The Shocking Transformation of the 2-Year-Old Boy Who Smoked 40 Cigarettes A Day!
Back in 2010 , this 2 - year - old boy took the internet by storm. Ardi Rizal , an Indonesian boy...
Back in 2010, this 2-year-old boy took the internet by storm. Ardi Rizal, an Indonesian boy, smokes 40 cigarettes a day at the age of 2! No wonder, he went viral around the world! According to reports, he started smoking when he was still 18 months old. When asked about how they discipline Ardi, his mother simply answered: "If he doesn't get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick." His father on the other hand, said that his son looked all healthy and so he let him continue smoking.
When he made news headline internationally, the local government decided to intervene and helped Ardi undergo rehabilitation. The Indonesian government also launched a nationwide campaign in stopping childhood smoking.
But Ardi's recovery wasn't easy. He struggled a lot to suppress the addiction which resulted for his craving for food which were mostly junk food. This was to replace his cravings for cigarettes. He then turned obese and had to undergo another treatment.
But a psychiatrist named Dr. Kak Seto finally helped Ardi to get rid of addictions through imposed play therapy sessions. These help Ardi's mind to be off the cigarettes and other possible triggers for addiction. A nutritionist was also assigned to help him overcome food cravings and prescribe healthy diet for him.
Currently, Ardi looks healthy and is so far successful in overcoming his addiction.