Last month, the world was shocked to know that a toddler in Indonesia named Ardi Rizal was smoking at least 40 cigarettes a day! The 2-year-old boy would throw tantrums if he wasn't given his fix and he handles his cigs with the precision of a much older smoker.
But there is some hope on the horizon. We've learned that Ardi has managed to cut down his count to only 15 cigarettes a day thanks to "therapy focused on playing"!
That's less than half of before! Progress!
But has the damage been done? And can this little tyke be weened off the cigs for good?
We really, truly hope so!
In case you missed it, check out the video above to see for yourself how bad this really is!
Watch the disturbing video of 2-year-old Ardi Rizal in Indonesia smoking a cigarette.
Ardi is addicted to nicotine and smokes about 40 cigarettes a day after his father gave him his first cigarette at 18 months old. His mother says that he throws extreme tantrums if he doesn't get them:
"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."
But YOU'RE the parent and can control whether he gets the cigarettes or not!
His father on the other hand doesn't seem affected at all saying: "He looks pretty healthy to me. I don't see the problem."
Now, she's remembering what she thought when he first told her:
"I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even very difficult past mistakes."
The 26-year-old explains that Josh had been in counseling as a result of his actions, and that she feels it has helped him change who he is: