This Child Used To Smoke 40 Cigarettes A Day. This Is How He Looks 8 Years Later

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A few years ago, Ardi Rizal, a toddler living in Sumatra, Indonesia, was known far and wide for his 40 cigarettes a day smoking addiction. Then, his story and photos generated so much wrath, that the Indonesian government was prompted to take a stand against childhood smoking.

Read on to find more about him.

In 2010, the story of Ardi Rizal went viral {40 cigarettes a day}

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He was given treatment for his smoking addiction.

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Ardi was only 2 years old, when he became addicted.

He learned to say ‘no’ because of rehab{40 cigarettes a day}

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According to his mother, Diane, he was soon telling the people offering him smokes, “I love Kak Seto [one his psychiatrists]. He would be sad if I started smoking again and made myself ill.”

He replaced one addiction with another.

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He quit smoking and became addicted to food. He became dangerously overweight.

Eventually, that addiction came to an end.

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And this is how he looks now after smoking 40 cigarettes a day

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