Boy, 9, who was a chain smoker at age of 2 has kicked the habit to focus on school

Boy, 9, who was a chain smoker at age of 2 has kicked the habit to focus on school

- At the age of two, Indonesian boy Aldi Rizal was a chain smoker

- He smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day

- He quit the habit and is now focusing on school

At the age of two, Indonesian boy Aldi Rizal was sending shockwaves around the world by identifying as a chain smoker.

Rizal, who is from a village in Sumatra, Indonesia, smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day in 2010 while nonchalantly riding his toy truck.

Fortunately, Indonesian health authorities intervened and put him on a rehabilitation program to quit the habit, which he finally managed to do in 2013.

Boy, 9, who was a chain smoker at age of 2 has kicked the habit to focus on school

Rizal puffing cigarette smoke in 2010 as a two-year-old

Aldi's mother, 32-year-old Diane Rizal, recalled: "At first when we were weaning Aldi off the cigarettes he would have terrible tantrums. But now he doesn't want them."

However, a side effect of Aldi quitting smoking was an addiction to food. Aldi developed a huge appetite and soon weighed a whooping 24kg when he was just five years old.

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Boy, 9, who was a chain smoker at age of 2 has kicked the habit to focus on school

Then and now: Aldi kicked the habit and is now focused on school

Aldi's family was forced to seek advice from a nutritionist and they put him on a strict diet of vegetables and fruits. Within four years, he was able to shed the excess weight.

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Diane says her Aldi, who is now nine years old, is now focused on his school work and has in fact become a star pupil.

Boy, 9, who was a chain smoker at age of 2 has kicked the habit to focus on school

Aldi sent shockwaves around the world with his 40-a-day smoking habit

If the latest pictures are anything to go by, Aldi appears as fit as a fiddle.

His amazing transformation could even inspire those who are struggling to quit the smoking habit.

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Boy, 9, who was a chain smoker at age of 2 has kicked the habit to focus on school

The future is bright for Aldi

Here is a video of Aldi when he first went to rehabilitation to quit smoking.

Watch this video below about drinks:

Source: Gossip.naija.ng

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