Tom Cruise has been slammed by fire-fighters injured in the 9/ll attacks - for suggesting they use Scientology to heal themselves.The actor has reportedly urged people suffering the effects of smoke inhalation from the terrorist attacks to quit using their medication and inhalers - and start drinking cooking oil.The "purification" programme also advises people to take large doses of niacin and indulge in plenty of saunas.The Hollywood heavyweight - a co-founder of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project - has also supported a new Scientology clinic preaching these remedies.However, doctors have reportedly dismissed the treatment as "quackery".Deputy Fire Commissioner Frank Gribbon told PageSix.com: "If our doctors are prescribing medication, and they (Scientologists) are saying, 'don't take it', that's a problem for us."He also claimed the department's deputy chief medical officer Dr David Prezant is against the treatment.

He said: "He (Prezant) is not pleased when patients are advised to disobey doctors' orders. That's where he drew the line."

Scientology devotee Tom - who is engaged to actress Katie Holmes, who is pregnant with their first baby together - has defended the purification process, claiming: "More than 500 individuals have recovered health and job fitness through this project."


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