Jakarta clinic extols tobacco as cancer cure

Unusual treatment consists of puffing cigarettes or blowing smoke in patients’ ears to remove mercury.

A medical clinic in Indonesia has made the seemingly counter-intuitive claim that smoking tobacco can cure cancer and other diseases.

The unusual treatment, which consists of puffing cigarettes or blowing smoke in patients’ ears, is said to cleanse the body of the carcinogenic element mercury.

Al-Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from the Indonesian capital.

Source: Al Jazeera

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