Smoking toddler swaps one addiction for another
When he was 2, Aldi Rizal shocked the world when a video of him smoking cigarettes went viral.
Now 5 years old, the Indonesian boy has kicked the 40-cigarettes-a-day habit, but his family says he has a new addiction: food.
Rizal attended therapy sessions to help him quit smoking, but since then he's developed food cravings. His mother says he throws tantrums and demands food just like he used to beg for cigarettes.
Doctors say Rizal is overweight and unhealthy and that smoking at such an early age could make him more likely to have issues maintaining a healthy weight. But the 5-year-old is now on a new diet that's composed mostly of fruits and vegetables.
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