2 year old kid smokes 40 cigarettes per day

These alarming images feature Ardi Rizal, a 2 year old Indonesian kid who smokes 40 cigarettes a day.

Apparently this habit started when his father Mohammed gave him the taste at 18 months.

Now he weighs 4st and trundles round on a toy truck blowing smoke rings – too unfit to run with other kids.

His 26-year-old mother Diana, who has been trying to get him to quit but with little success, said: ‘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.’

Ardi always smokes the same cigarette brand and his habit costs his parents £3.78 a day in Musi Banyuasin, Indonesia, where the minimum wage is around £69 a month.

The family has even been offered a car by authorities if they can get the kid to quit smoking, however, in his father, a 30 year old fishmonger says: “He looks pretty healthy to me. I don’t see the problem.”

Is this a parental failure?