Cruise Blasted By 9/11 Firefighters

Outspoken actor TOM CRUISE has been criticised by firefighters suffering the effects of smoke inhalation from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks (11SEP01) for his controversial views on their treatment.

The Scientology devotee has urged emergency services victims to give up their medication and inhalers as part of a 'purification rundown' which favours sauna sessions, ingestion of cooking oil and large doses of niacin as cures instead.

As co-founder of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, Cruise has also supported a new Scientology clinic preaching these remedies near the Ground Zero site.

But the unorthodox therapy has been slammed as ridiculous and potentially harmful by members of the medical profession, as well as sufferers themselves.

Deputy Fire Commissioner FRANK GRIBBON tells gossip site PageSix.com, "If our doctors are prescribing medication, and they (Scientologists) are saying 'don't take it', that's a problem for us."

He adds that the department's deputy chief medical officer Dr DAVID PREZANT has supported criticism of the wacky treatment, saying, "He (Prezant) is not pleased when patients are advised to disobey doctors' orders. That's where he drew the line."

Cruise, however, has defended the venture, claiming, "More than 500 individuals have recovered health and job fitness through this project."

Tonight (14DEC05) he will make a rare personal appearance at a fundraising dinner in New York City for the charity effort.


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As usual the media gets it wrong.Here is an actual 'before' and 'after' quote from someone who did the NEW YORK DETOX PROGRAM that Tom Cruise has helped fund and continues to fundraise for.BEFORE:"When I first came to Downtown Medical for treatment I was worn out and tired, and it was hard to catch my breath. My last medical option prior to detoxifica- tion was for the surgeon to implant two steel rods in my chest in hopes that they would help my lungs to inflate.When I arrived at the detox center I was on oxygen, air purifiers, nebulizers and 12 different medications for breathing and pain. I was unable to sleep, depressed, fatigued, and very angry at my con- dition. I couldn't walk more than a block without becoming exhausted and wheezing. Stairs were defi-nitely out of the question. I wanted to hurt some- body! I felt that the terrorists had taken every-thing from me and most importantly, my health. If they had succeeded in ruining my health forever, I would feel like they had won."AFTER"After two weeks on the program I was off all of my medications, neubulizer, air purifiers, and oxygen. I felt great!By the second month I could walk very briskly and climb stairs and even jog on the treadmill for short periods of time. This is a miracle for my family and me! It is such a joy and pleasure to be able to play with my daughter again. For the first time in almost 2 years I am taking care of my family and not the other way around.I breathe like a normal human being again. I sleep much better! I am no longer angry or moody. I can tell you that my physical and mental state has improved at least 80%. My energy went from less than zero to more than enough! I still cough when it's really humid or there is an ozone alert, but I can deal with that. I am unsure of how I can repay someone who has given me back my life. If there is any way that I can help raise awareness so that I may assist others in the same condition I was in, please let me know." A.
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What Mr.Cruise is doing is saving the lives of these people whereas those who critisise and object to this tretment are basicly "helpping" to keep the poor people with their suffering and in the end kill them.I think Tom should be commended for what he is doing!
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