«I've been smoking since I was two.»
Children as young as five are encouraged to smoke cigarettes during Epiphany festivities in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro, which started on Saturday.
Footage shows adults lighting children's cigarettes. When the children were asked how long they have smoked for, one of the children claimed he's smoked since he was two-years-old... Еще, which was met by laughter from those around him.
Locals say the controversial tradition is centuries old, noting that despite the negative consequences of smoking, villagers who have taken part in the festivities since their childhood have lived past 100.