Part 1: Tobaccoland

While the dangers of smoking are well-known in the U.S., Indonesia’s tobacco industry operates virtually unchecked. With over two-thirds of men being smokers, and even children as young as six taking up the habit, tobacco has become a pervasive and lucrative industry worth $100 billion. VICE explores this phenomenon in Malang, where tobacco is advertised on TV and in print everywhere. Our correspondent visits a clinic offering unconventional cures for various ailments using tobacco and smoking, experiencing firsthand the controversial smoke-therapy treatment.

Part 2: Underground Heroin Clinic

Heroin addiction is notoriously difficult to overcome, leading some to seek unconventional solutions. Enter Ibogaine, a psychedelic drug derived from the African iboga root, classified as a Type-A felony substance due to its hallucinogenic properties. Despite legal restrictions, many claim that Ibogaine, especially when paired with a ritual involving face paint and chanting, is highly effective in treating heroin addiction. VICE follows the journey of a heroin addict as he travels to Mexico, where Ibogaine is legal, in a last-ditch effort to break free from addiction.

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