Two-year-old toddler smokes 40 cigarettes a day 2歲童1天抽40根菸


Taking a deep drag on his cigarette while resting on his toy truck, Indonesia 2-year-old boy Ardi Rizal smokes 40 cigarettes a day, and the 25-kg toddler’s health has been so ruined by the habit that he is far too unfit to run around with other children.

坐在他的玩具卡車上大口抽菸,印尼2歲男童阿迪.黎薩爾1天要抽40根菸,而且這個習慣已經把這名體重 25公斤的幼童健康給搞壞,他現在已經無法和其他小孩一起玩。

But, despite local officials’ offer to buy the Rizal family a new car if Ardi quits, his parents feel unable to stop him from smoking because he throws massive tantrums if they don’t indulge him.

儘管當地官員提出,如果阿迪戒菸,他們願意買輛新車給黎薩爾家,但他的父母覺得無法阻止他抽菸,因為 他們若不遷就他,他就會大發脾氣。

Ardi’s mother wept: ’He’s totally addicted. If he doesn’t get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick.’ His fishmonger father, however,said: ’He looks pretty healthy to me. I don’t see the problem.’

阿迪的媽媽流著淚說,「他嚴重上癮了。如果他得不到菸,就會生氣、大叫,用他的頭去撞牆。他告訴我他覺得頭暈、不舒 服。」然而,他的魚販爸爸卻說,「在我看來他相當健康。我不認為有問題。」

The boy is the extreme of a disturbing trend. 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.

這名男童是一個令人困擾趨勢的極端例子。中央統計局資料顯示,印尼3歲到15歲的兒童中有25%抽過菸,其中 3.2%是主動抽菸。5到9歲兒童抽菸的比例,從2001年的0.4%增加到2004年的2.8%。


take a drag on cigarette:動詞片語,抽菸。例句:The picture of the super idol’s taking a big drag has undermined his image.(這名超級偶像大口抽菸的照片已經破壞他的形象。)

light up:俚語,抽菸。

throw tantrums :動詞片語,發飆。例句:The movie star threw tantrums right in front of the audience when being asked about her divorce.(當這名電影明星被問到她離婚的事情時,當場在觀眾面前發飆。)

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