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Behind the scenes with 'the smoking baby'

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

INDONESIA (WFLX) - Remember the video of the smoking baby? It's reached over 95,000 viral views.

We finally know the whole story behind that disturbing clip out of Indonesia because a CBS news crew traveled to Indonesia to talk to the parents.

They say their son started smoking at just 11 months old during daily trips to the market.

"He was being very fussy, always cried when we were there to sell. So we just let him play by himself. One day we followed him from behind and found him hanging out at a Cigarette stall. He had a cigarette in his hand, already lit. He already knew how to do it very well, like an adult."

The child now smokes more than 40 cigarettes a day.

Smoking is ingrained in the Indonesian culture. One third of the country's population smokes-- including many children.

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