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Boy, 5, Is 'youngest Smoker' 

Jump to full article: The Sun (uk), 2001-02-28
Author: SUN ONLINE REPORTER

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THE parents of a five-year-old Lebanese boy have been encouraging their son to smoke so they can enter him in the record books as the world's youngest smoker.

Little Abdel Karim al-Ali, from the village of Majidiyeh in south Lebanon, started smoking aged just THREE.

His parents now want him listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

They are said to be "dazzled by their son's achievement" and are hoping he finds fame as a record breaker.

According to reports in the local As Safir newspaper, the lad smokes in front of his friends and parents and thinks that "cigarettes are better than toys."

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