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Divine cigarettes used to treat cancer

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 19 2010   /  08:54 am

Many in the medical field might raise an eyebrow upon hearing that cigarette smoke can be good for one’s health, given the numerous findings relating tobacco use to an increase in  the risk of cancer. Yet an Indonesian nanochemistry scientist is treating thousands of cancer patients in her clinic with modified cigarettes. Seventy-one-year-old Greta Zahar, who holds a PhD in nanochemistry from the Bandung-based University of Padjadjaran, has been researching and developing specially treated cigarettes and cigarette filters, which she dubs the Divine Cigarette and Divine Filter, for more than a decade. She developed a detoxification process called balur (smear) treatment, which uses smoke from Divine Cigarettes as a conduit to capture and extract poisonous metal such as mercury from the body – a process she believes can be beneficial in treating cancer and several other diseases. ...