I don't think this would go over very well in our country. Child Protective Services would be in there and taking this child away quicker than anything, I bet. But in Indonesia, it's a different story. Smoking is a huge problem in Indonesia. A third of the country uses tobacco and, only last year, a law was passed officially recognizing that smoking is addictive.
But the parents of this boy Ardi Rizal don't seem very concerned about it. Even though his habit has him up to two packs a day.
â€œâ€˜Iâ€™m not worried about his health, he looks healthy," shrugged the boyâ€™s father Mohammad Rizal.
Continuing: "He cries and throws tantrums when we donâ€™t let him smoke. Heâ€™s addicted."
Data from the Central Statistics Agency showed 25 per cent of Indonesian children aged three to 15 have tried cigarettes, with 3.2 per cent of those active smokers.
The percentage of five to nine year olds lighting up increased from 0.4 per cent in 2001 to 2.8 per cent in 2004, the agency reported.
And truly, this isn't a funny story when the full measure is taken.
For more on the story and the actual video: