The Smoking Toddler Has Quit!

September 2, 2010 / Posted by:

At just 2 years old, Ardi Rizal of Indonesia is already chewing on a Nicorette pacifier and scratching at his SpongeBob nicotine patch, because he just kicked a 40 cig-a-day habit! And you think your life is hard? It’s hard out there for an Indonesian toddler.

Ardi is the hardcore dumpling who caused international outrage when he was filmed working a cigarette as though the spirit of James Dean had taken over his little baby body. At the time, Ardi’s parents said that he would threaten to beat them with his rattle if they stuck a bottle in his mouth instead of a ciggie. The Indonesian government offered to give the family a car if Ardi quit, but they quickly took back that offer when they realized he would probably just suck on the exhaust pipe to get his fix. So the government took Ardi away from his family and made him complete a 30-day rehab program.

Ardi is back home with his family and he’s no longer asking for smokes. But the head of Indonesia’s child protective services says that he needs to be kept away from hot fags and should never ever watch an episode of Mad Men or else he might start smoking again.

Ardi is just 2 years old and he’s already getting international attention for completing rehab! 2 YEARS OLD! Those 20-something messes on the Hollywood stroll can sit on the curb and stay there. White Oprah is probably thinking to herself, “Where do I go wrong?”

via CNN and Jakarta Globe

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