Find out how this toddler took the internet by storm!

Other attractions dragged a lot of people to India but this time it is not for the wonderful view or the culture.

The cigarette-smoking toddler that shocked the world
The cigarette-smoking toddler that shocked the world

The tourists were there on the island of Sumatra because of an unusual situation of a toddler who is very addicted to nicotine.

It all started when Aldi Rizal learned to smoke at his age of 18 months old. His father was the one to introduce him to smoke. Now that he got the hang of it, he can puff up to 40 cigarettes a day.

Aldi Rizal became an international media sensation when he was discovered in a poor village in Sumatra, Indonesia, puffing on a cigarette while riding his tricycle.

He continuously lights up the cigarette one stick to another. His father claims that he needed to find money to give this kid what he wants because 40 sticks a day is not light for the budget.

The father, Muhammed consents it because if not given what he wants Aldi starts his tantrums with screaming and slamming his head on the floor. He even gets sick sometimes if not given the cigarettes.

But now, the Indonesia's National commission child protection supervision looks after Aldi and he is now under rehab to stop his smoking and see if he needs any medical treatments.

During his rehabilitation treatment, Aldi saw psychiatrists who encouraged his mother to keep him busy with playing and taught her about the dangers of smoking. One of them - Dr Kak Seto - still sees Aldi and his family at regular intervals to ensure he is not falling back into old habits.

Now, Aldi is back at home in his fishing village and is on a strict diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and smaller portions.

Mrs Rizal must also persuade Aldi's siblings and the rest of the family not to give in and provide him with junk food when she is not around.

Doctors hope that if Aldi can lose around half a stone to a stone, his weight will eventually even out as he starts to grow taller.

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.

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Find out how this toddler took the internet by storm! Find out how this toddler took the internet by storm! Reviewed by TrendSpot on Thursday, August 13, 2015 Rating: 5

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