Posted by RoseBelle | Labels: 2 year old baby smoking, Indonesia tobacco regulation, Indonesian baby smoking
At 2 year-old, the boy smokes 2 packs a day. He began smoking at 18 months old. The parents of the boy said their son throws violent tantrums like hitting his head against the floor and throwing up whenever they tried to stop him from smoking. The mom smoked throughout her entire pregnancy but quit after giving birth to her son. Her husband smokes and, like most Indonesians, doesn't think there's anything wrong with his son smoking. The boy is currently in a government rehab facility after news about him made headlines.
This is really sad to watch. I can't understand how in the world as a mom, you would allow your baby to take up smoking in the first place. I watched some other videos and the truth is rather sickening. People in Asian countries aren't educated about the health risks and dangers of cigarettes and tobacco. This reminds me about another issue. In the U.S., new moms are encouraged to breastfeed their babies. I found out that in Asian countries, doctors encourage formula milk over breastfeeding. Tobacco and baby formula companies invest heavily in Asian countries promoting their products. I wonder if they stuff money into the pockets of doctors and politicians to get them to look the other way. I think the good thing that comes out after the news of the 2 year-old baby smoking is it sheds light on the smoking addiction in Indonesia and the government says they're working on ways to educate their people.