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VICE 07: Addiction
Summary: "Tobaccoland" (correspondent: Thomas Morton) - 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. "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. (TVMA) (AC,AL)
PRODUCER : Bill Maher,Shane Smith,Eddy Moretti
CAST : Shane Smith,Ryan Duffy,Thomas Morton
Genre : Drama