Video of 2-year-old smoking cigarette is cute and awful in equal measures

You may have seen this posted on Facebook or tweeted on Twitter- a shocking video of an adorable little Indonesian toddler happily puffing away on a cigarette.

2-year-old Ardi Rizal is said to be seriously hooked on smoking, consuming two packs of cigarettes a day. The story first ran on, who spoke with little Ardi’s parents about his alleged disconcerting habit. Ardi’s 26-year-old mom Diana comments:

‘He’s totally addicted. 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.’

Of course, Ardi is brand loyal and will only smoke a premium one that costs £3.78 a day. The government has offered to purchase the Rizal family a car if they can get Ardi to kick the habit, but his parents are not overly concerned with their son’s smoking. Says dad Mohammed:

‘He looks pretty healthy to me. I don’t see the problem.’

Clip below is of Ardi Rizal, the smoking 2-year-old: