Obesity, Overweight Children

Cigarette-smoking toddler is now he’s addicted to food!


Toddler Aldi Rizal stunned the world when it was revealed he had a 40-a-day smoking habit at just two years old

Aldi Rizal (pictured above) became an international media sensation when he was discovered in a poor village in Sumatra, Indonesia, puffing on a cigarette while riding his tricycle. At the age of two, this kid shocked the world after being pictured chain-smoking cigarettes.

Two years later, at five-year-old, he’s managed to kick the habit, but now he has another addiction…food.

The outcry led to the Indonesian government launching a campaign to tackle the problem of children smoking and organising special rehabilitation treatment to help Aldi quit.

Destructive: The youngster was discovered in a poor village in Sumatra, Indonesia, puffing on a cigarette while riding his tricycle

Aldi was taken for play therapy sessions in the capital Jakarta for two weeks to take his mind off his 40-a-day habit and learn to be a normal toddler for the first time.

A new documentary series revisits the family two years on to find out how Aldi is getting on and reveals he has managed to stay off the cigarettes, but is still dangerously unhealthy.

Hoax, Holidays

Woman giving out letters instead of candy to all the “fat kids” this Halloween


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A woman in North Dakota, plans to give a sealed letter to any overweight children who ring her doorbell for “tricks or treats” today. She will then instruct the children to give the sealed letter to their parents.

In the letter, the woman plans to tell the parents that they are acting irresponsibly by sending their children out to seek candy when they are already overweight.

The letter, which was emailed to her local radio station, reads in part:

“You [sic] child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.

My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.”

This woman who will only identify herself as Cheryl said “she just wants to send a message to the parents that their kids are really overweight and how it’s really irresponsible for parents to send them out looking for free candy just because all the other kids are doing it,”