VICE on HBO Season One: Addiction (Episode 7)

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Segment 1: Tobaccoland

The dangers of smoking are no secret in the U.S., but in Indonesia, the tobacco industry is virtually unregulated. The result? Over two-thirds of all men are smokers, and it is commonplace for children as young as six to take up the habit. Tobacco is a $100 billion industry here, with TV and print ads everywhere. Investigating this phenomenon in Malang, VICE visits a clinic that promises cures to a plethora of modern ailments through tobacco and smoking — with our intrepid correspondent getting the full smoke-therapy treatment.

Segment 2: Underground Heroin Clinic

Heroin is the most addictive drug on earth, and some people will do anything to kick the habit. Enter Ibogaine — a drug made out of the African iboga root, whose intense, hallucinogenic properties make it a Type-A felony drug. But many swear it’s the most effective way to kick heroin addiction — especially when combined with a voodoo-type ritual that involves face paint and chanting. VICE follows the journey of a heroin addict who travels to Mexico, where Ibogaine is legal, to try to finally quit.

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Comments

Billy J. Sobolik says:

I kind of skipped ahead to 24:35 and didn't know what I was getting myself into so quick….

reduce cotwo says:

Mother Ayahuasca has the answer for whatever ails you.

Michael Lopez says:

When midevil medicine is still in practice

Nicholas Gaming says:

This make me sad

oatmeal says:

11:55 he looks like a burrito

Angela Zhu says:

Why doesn't Indonesian government have legislation that limits tobacco selling, especially selling to teenagers?

Yourfavorite troll says:

"Who do you think its to blame for your childs smoking addiction?" …smokes a puff. "dunno man the advertizing here is false n shit, its totally deluding ."

bing's wig Crosby says:

Vice needs to make a follow up to this

Sean Levine says:

How does a 4 year old get cigarettes?

Nicholas Yu says:

How can the government of Indonesia help to stop or relieve the situation of smoking?

Martin Chan says:

How do people believe smoking is good for health and the smoke therapy?

Akshay Sharma says:

Vice the best show I had seen on tv… Good work

Manchester United says:

Cigarettes in Indonesia are too cheap about 1 Dollar to 2 Dollar

Ivan Rasyid says:

they must changed their tobacco to healthy weed

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