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Ardi Rizal

Thank goodness!

Footage that circulated back in May of Indonesian toddler Ardi Rizal smoking cigarettes caused an uproar.  Now, it looks like the smoking 2-year-old has kicked the habit for good.

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At one point, Rizal was smoking up to two packs a day. His parents said that he would throw temper tantrums every time they tried to take his smokes away from him.  Ardi’s father let the child smoke his first cigarette when he was just 18-months-old, according to relatives.

Finally, a renowned psychologist, Seto Mulyadi, took the boy in in an attempt to rehabilitate him, and it looks like it worked.  He reported on Friday that the boy has stopped requesting cigarettes.

Mulyadi says that the boy took up smoking because almost everyone in his small village in South Sumatra province smokes cigarettes.

Once he was taken out of that environment, and given something else to do with his time, he no longer craved his cigarettes.

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