Worlds Youngest Smoker
A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy from the city of Tianjin in China is the world’s youngest smoker.
Well, at least the youngest to admit it.
Except he didn’t admit it, his dad did, after proudly teaching Tong Liangliang how to spark up between tantrums and milky vomits.
Liangliang’s dad said his son was born with a hernia, and being too young for an operation, has taken up smoking to help him deal with the pain.
Now he’s a pack-a-day man. Pack-a-day toddler. And he won’t give up, screaming and throwing himself on the floor if he’s refused a durry.
“The father wasn’t aware how serious the toddler’s habit had become until the child began to increase the number of cigarettes he smoked per day,” news agency CRI said.
The Guinness Book of World Records is unlikely to accept the feat, as it has refused such requests before on the grounds that it “promoted a harmful habit”.