The cure for emphysema is cigarette smoke piped directly into the lungs, according to chemist Gretha Zahar, whose clinic has treated 60,000 people in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the past decade.
Zahar (with a Ph.D. from Padjadjaran University in West Java) modifies the tobacco smoke with “nanotechnology” to remove “free radicals” and adjust the mercury levels.
She touts her “divine cigarettes” as cures for “all” diseases, including cancer, with only a wink of the eye from the government.
However, opposition leaders say it is in the pocket of Indonesia’s tobacco industry.
Though 400,000 Indonesians die yearly from smoking-related causes, nicotine “addiction” was only reluctantly and subtly mentioned in recent regulations.
One pharmacology professor said he had never heard of anyone dying of smoking, which he called a “good, cheap alternative” to expensive drugs.
Marla Gilson, 59, was fired after her employer callously rejected her offer to work from home in Chevy Chase, Md., at reduced salary, while she recovers from chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant for her leukemia.
Gilson’s job was chief executive of the Association of Jewish Aging Services of North America, which serves 112 facilities that help frail and elderly Jews during their final years.
Gilson’s termination also made her health care much more expensive and potentially made her uninsurable in the future if her treatment is successful.
Nonetheless, the board of directors thanked her for her service and wished her a “speedy recovery.”
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