Tobacco's Toll on Youngest

Aldi Rizal gained worldwide attention as a 2-year-old Indonesian chain smoker who burned through packs daily. Now at age 8, with therapy, he’s quit. But the ranks of the 267,000 children across Indonesia who use tobacco products daily only continue to grow.
 
The country has the highest percentage of male smokers globally and among the highest rate of adolescent and child smokers in the world. The grim statistics are fueled by lack of control over advertising, relaxed sales and low prices.
 
Officials are seeking regulations, but they confront a culture permeated by tobacco use. “The problem is big,” pediatrician Aman Pulungan says. “But it's getting worse.”
 
Source: CNN

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