Toddler encouraged to smoke cigarettes and drink beer in viral video

The clip shows a toddler indulging in cigarettes and beer as grown-ups "welcome him to manhood"

Peter Cooper
October 22, 2015 5:50PM (UTC)

A recent viral video features a young boy smoking cigarettes and chasing it down with beer as two adults encourage the behavior. "This is what being a real man is all about," one unidentified man relays in Romanian.

'Masculinity' and the 'cool factor' have been closely tied to the use of cigarettes and alcohol throughout the history of film and TV. Watch the video along with some moments throughout TV and film history in which smoking and drinking is portrayed as the hip and manly thing to do.


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