Aldi Rizal achieved international fame when he was just two years old. But the Indonesian toddler owed his celebrity status not to acting, singing or dancing, but to chain-smoking. That’s right: At the tender age of two, young Aldi was smoking a whopping 40 cigarettes a day. That was six years ago, so let’s check in with Aldi, who’s now eight.
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The chain-smoking toddler attracted international headlines when the story first broke.
The world looked on with a mixture of revulsion, outrage, horror and morbid curiosity at a boy barely old enough to walk and talk, who nonetheless pounded back dozens of cigarettes each and every day.