How does Two-Year-Old Boy Who ᴄʜᴀɪɴ-sᴍᴏᴋᴇᴅ 40 ᴄɪɢᴀʀᴇᴛᴛᴇs A Day Now
A two-year-old boy who ᴄʜᴀɪɴ-sᴍᴏᴋᴇᴅ 40 ᴄɪɢᴀʀᴇᴛᴛᴇs a day now looks unrecognisable after ditching the habit years on.
Two-year-old Aldi sᴛᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ sɴᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴄɪɢɢɪᴇs while his mother sold fish at the market, Fairfax Media tracked him down in the remote village of Teluk Kemang in South Sumatra. Now almost nine and in fourth grade, Aldi is one of the world’s ʏᴏᴜɴɢᴇsᴛ ʀᴇꜰᴏʀᴍᴇᴅ sᴍᴏᴋᴇʀs.
“I kept watching people sᴍᴏᴋɪɴɢ and it looked delicious. It feels good when sᴍᴏᴋɪɴɢ. But now I think chocolate is better than sᴍᴏᴋɪɴɢ,” Aldi tells us.
He quit four years ago with the ᴀssɪsᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴏF Fᴀᴍᴏᴜs ᴄʜɪʟᴅ ᴘsʏᴄʜᴏʟᴏɢɪsᴛ and TV personality Dr Seto Mulyadi.
Ardi Rizal, from Sumatra, Indonesia, The chubby little boy made global headlines when sʜᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ ᴘɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇs sʜᴏᴡɪɴɢ ʜɪᴍ ᴘᴜFFɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴄɪɢᴀʀᴇᴛᴛᴇs ᴄɪʀᴄᴜʟᴀᴛᴇᴅ around the world in 2010.
But despite a sour and dizzying process to get off them, Ardi has successfully quit and shed the pounds by replacing his unhealthy diet with fruit and veg. He was pictured looking slimmer and happier in 2017
The boy explained that it was very difficult to kick sᴍᴏᴋɪɴɢ. He said : “It was hard for me to stop. If I am not sᴍᴏᴋɪɴɢ, my mouth taste is sour and my head ᴜɴʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜʏ. I am happy now. I feel more ᴇɴᴛʜᴜsɪᴀsᴛɪᴄ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴍʏ ʙᴏᴅʏ ɪs Fᴇᴇʟɪɴɢ Fʀᴇsʜ.”
With government intervention and intensive specialist care, Ardi’s parents were able to wean him ᴏFF ᴄɪɢᴀʀᴇᴛᴛᴇs. His mum Diana says Ardi would have ᴛᴇᴍᴘᴇʀ ᴛᴀɴᴛʀᴜᴍs ᴡʜᴇɴ sʜᴇ ᴛᴏᴏᴋ ᴀᴡᴀʏ ʜɪs Fᴀɢs. She said she was afraid her son would die because of his addiction.
“He (would) start to sᴍᴀsʜ ʜɪs ʜᴇᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀʟʟ. He was ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ, hurting himself if he didn’t get a ᴄɪɢᴀʀᴇᴛᴛᴇ,” Diana said.
Ardi’s parents said the sᴍᴏᴋɪɴɢ addiction started when his dad gave him his first ᴄɪɢᴀʀᴇᴛᴛᴇ when he was only 18 months old. By after quitting ciggies, Ardi’s love for junk food developed so quickly his parents had to seek the help from a nutritionist.
Now, with the help of food specialists, Ardi is now addiction-free and excelling at school.