July 2024

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Indonesia is one of those countries where most of the people you come across smoke cigarettes. According to the NGO called Tobacco Free Kids, about 36% of the 250 million Indonesians smoke tobacco. 67% of men and 4.5% of women smoke some form of tobacco. This shocking phenomenon is caused by poor regulation and powerful lobbies. Indonesia is the only WHO member state in Southeast Asia that hasn’t ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

1. Some Indonesian clinics claim to cure cancer, autism, and emphysema with cigarettes.

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Dr. Gretha Zahar founded the Griya Balur clinic. She believes that by manipulating the mercury in tobacco, smoking will cure all diseases, and possibly reverse the aging process.

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2. You will need “divine” cigarettes

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“Mercury is the cause of all illnesses. In my cigarettes – we call them Divine Cigarettes – there are scavengers that extract the mercury from the body” Zahar says.

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3. Patients follow an unconventional treatment

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They are treated on a copper table, wrapped in a wet cloth and aluminum foil.

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4. Clinic staff blows smoke into the patient’s organs

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The treatment for emphysema involves blowing smoke from “divine cigarettes” infused with “nanotechnology” that will inhibit the cancer-causing elements through a tube.

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5. The Griya Balur clinic receives patients from around the world

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Even though Griya Balur would be shut down in most countries, the clinic receives Western guests who seek alternative treatments to their conditions.

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6. Dr. Greta Zahar believes she is saving lives

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The Griya Balur founder claims to have treated 60,000 people with tobacco smoke over the past decade.

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7. They do not disclose the secret of their cigarettes

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8. There is no scientific proof to this treatment

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Indonesian doctors have distanced themselves from this type of practice.

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9. These clinics are increasingly popular in Indonesia

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There are several clinics who adhere to the same practices in Indonesia, here is a behind the scenes video of a similar practice in Jakarta.

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