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WTFriday: 2-Year-Old Caught Smoking a Cigarette


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Let's face it: there's a lot of WTF news floating around the Internet sphere, but this is particularly egregious. Ardi Riza, an 18-month-old boy from Sumatra, was recently caught on tape smoking a cigarette - a habit that has apparently resulted in a full-blown nicotine addiction. (Dad says he smokes two packs a day.)

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People have understandably been fast and furious to criticize Ardi's parents for their poor parenting, lack of morality, inability to discipline and overall lapse in judgment. And it's truly a horrible thing: tiny little lungs that are deliberately exposed to toxic chemicals, multiple times a day. But Mom says that Ardi throws terrible tantrums if he doesn't get his fix, and thus far - they've been unable (or unwilling) to stop him.

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Any parent can empathize with the all-too-tempting desire to give in to their little one during a particularly bad screamfest, but when do you know when enough is enough? And how do you prevent a one-time exception from turning into a full-blown habit? 

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