8-year-old Indonesian Boy Smokes Two Packs a Day

8-year-old Indonesian Boy Smokes Two Packs a Day

Sukabumi : Indonesia | Mar 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM PDT
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Toddler Smokes Two Packs of Cigarettes Per Day

An Indonesian boy smokes two packs of cigarettes a day in a village of West Java provincial district of Sukabumi.

The village is known with no strict policy for minors buying a cigarette. The boy's name caught by a photo is IIham, "Ilham started smoking when he was four years old... his smoking habit grew day by day and now he can finish smoking two packs of cigarettes a day," the boy's father, a motorcycle taxi driver called Umar, said, according to the Antara news agency.

If unable to smoke and not be given a cigarette, the boy turns violent by smashing windows and glasses.

Indonesia's Child Protection Commission said the government is unable to regulate its policies on Tobacco industry which led children to prone in the hazard of cigarettes.

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