Here's some what-the-fuckery for ya. And yes, this is apparently real life and not an April Fool's joke. It's just how the motherfuckers in Shanghai role. Not a cig-less mouth in the entire city. Heaters for all, no matter how young you are.
If the mother is ever found surely she'd say something like, "it was a tactic to deter him from smoking in the future," at which point I'd refute that at his age an even better tactic is putting your fucking cigarettes on a high shelf, not making him smoke an entire pack until he pukes. Then she would counter, "We'll give him lung cancer before he's ten years old, that'll teach him better than anything," and that, my friends, is a bullet proof argument which would rendered me unable to dispute her ability to rear a child.
And now for something completely different. We interrupt Shanghai Style File’s usual broadcast of all things chic to present to you a smoking Chinese toddler spotted on Easter Sunday in Shanghai’s family-friendly Fuxing Park. My jaw dropped when his pajama-clad mother handed the tot a cigarette… then lit it for him … then smiled on as he smoked it… then laughed as he rolled on the ground when he felt sick. As I snapped photos, my friends begged the parents to intervene, but they just enjoyed the show. This is a disturbing scene indeeed, but I could not not share this.