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2-Year-Old Was Known for Smoking 40 Cigarettes a Day. Just 6 Years Later He's Unrecognizable

Ardi Rizal, a 2-years-old boy from Indonesia, shocked the world when the story of his addiction to smoking cigarettes went viral on the internet. A video of Ardi chain smoking cigarettes was posted online and explained that he smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day.

“If he doesn’t get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall,” his mother said. “He tells me he feels dizzy and sick.”

He father said that he looked healthy enough. Apparently, more than 30 percent of the 80 million children in Indonesia start smoking by the age of 10. People were so outraged over Ardi’s story that the Indonesian government put the boy through a rehabilitation program to help him quit. The country even launched a nationwide campaign to end childhood smoking.

Ardi quit smoking but replaced it with another habit. He soon discovered junk food and became addicted to it. He ballooned to what appears to be an unhealthy size. He ended up being morbidly obese by the age of 6. His family eventually got him help and sent him to a nutritionist who put him on a healthy eating plan.

He lost the weight by the time he was 8-years-old and has totally transformed his lifestyle.

Source: Little Things
Photo: Little Things

Ardi was smoking close to 40 cigarettes a day by the time he was three

With the help of a treatment program, Ardi quit smoking but turned to junk food

Ardi's addition to junk food had him morbidly obese by the age of six

Now, at the age of eight, Ardi has kicked both additions and lives a healthy life

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