The Youngest Smoker Of The World: Started At Age 1.5
This is Liang Liang, an ordinary 2.5 years old child who lives in China. Liang Liang smokes in a pack of cigarettes daily. As it turned out, his parents gave him the first cigarette at age 1.5 to relieve pain.
Liang Liang was born with hernia and it was dangerous to operate it his its infancy. The boy suffered from severe pain and to distract him from the anguish, the father gave him a smoke. Over time, Liang Liang got addicted to smoking. Now the parents can't force him to stop smoking.
The world's youngest smoker now lives in Tianjin. This is a sad situation. I read online many stories covering the news about the youngest smoker. However, none of them went any further reporting if any doctor is caring for this child. This is indeed dangerous for this child and hopefully the Chinese doctors or the government may take measures to help this young child to stop smoking.
In this photo you can see LiangLiang holding a cigarette in his hand. The photo is used from Vokrug Sveta journal.
The Guinness Book of World Records is very unlikely and should not accept this odd case as a world youngest smoker record. In the past The Guinness Book of World Records has rightfully declined similar claims saying they promote bad habit. In this case, this indeed promotes the bad habit of smoking at an extraordinarily young age.
Hopefully this story will reach to the attention of the Tianjin doctors and authorities to help Liangliang to stop smoking
Sources: Vokrug Sveta, Ria Novosti, Fox News.