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JAKARTA (AFP) – An Indonesian woman exhales cigarette smoke into the mouth of a gaunt, naked patient at a Jakarta clinic, where tobacco is openly touted as a cancer cure.
The Western patient is suffering from emphysema, a condition she developed from decades of smoking. Along with cancer and autism, it's just one of the ailments the Griya Balur clinic claims it can cure with cigarettes.
"I missed this," says the woman, a regular customer, with an American accent, as Phil Collins?s "I Can Feel It" blares in the background.
The "treatment" for the emphysema sufferer includes the blowing of smoke from "divine cigarettes" infused with "nanotechnology" to remove their cancer-causing "free radicals", through a tube into her diseased lungs.
Smoke is also blown into her ears and nose, while she holds a cup of aspirin over her right eye. The Phil Collins music, it seems, has no curative properties.
Aris Widodo, a pharmacology professor at Brawijaya University in Malang, East Java, told the court that he had never heard of anyone dying from smoking. On the contrary, he said, smoking was good for you.
"Smoking can eliminate anxiety, sharpen concentration and calm the nerves. It?s a good cheap alternative to other expensive drugs, like Valium," he said.
Originally posted by facelift
reply to post by webpirate
The "treatment" for the emphysema sufferer includes the blowing of smoke from "divine cigarettes" infused with "nanotechnology"
The only divine cig's I ever smoked aren't legal...and mercury is the cause for all illnesses..? This story is poo poo.
Originally posted by webpirate
mercury is the cause of ALL illnesses.
Originally posted by templar knight
So any cancer found will be blamed on Phil Collins?
I have a rule about cigarettes - every scientific study just damns them further. Even in the last few years, the studies have shown more and more harm for passive smokers - particularly babies. If I believed in evil then these would be them.
Cancel relieved by Cancer sticks - quite ironic
Originally posted by hillynilly
reply to post by Amaterasu
I will not live in this *ignorance is bliss* deniable syndrome!!
Government is bad------ smoking is bad, TOOOOO much McDonald's is bad---
not exerting yourself to excitingly exercise is bad also !!!
F this nanny state BS lets call a spade a spade..
If you smoke you need to stop,
If your over weight you DO need to loose it....
I don't care what gender, size, ethnicity, person you are, this is true!~!!!!
Should the government tell you what to eat, smoke, how to live..... NO!!!!
Use common sense.. I AM NOT PERFECT, DO NOT LIVE IN DENIAL!!!