Protecting Indonesian Children From Tobacco Addiction – Mon June 7, 2021
Rita Widiadana (The Jakarta Post)
Denpasar, Bali ●
Mon June 7, 2021
Ten years ago, Aldi Suganda, from a poor village in Banyuasin, South Sumatra, became a worldwide virtual sensation, in a notorious way. In video footage, the then 2-year-old Aldi was pictured happily chain smoking as he was surrounded by adults laughing and clapping as they watched him like a baby smoker who consumed at least 40 cigarettes ( four packs of cigarettes) each day.
Its incredible smoking habit has been widely covered by national and international media, with Indonesia considered a dangerous smoking area for its underage population.
“I have quit smoking and I am totally free from any toxic influence of tobacco. I am in good health now. I’m begging my friends to quit smoking, ”Aldi, 12, said in a webinar on World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
The Ministry of Health …