Industry insider blows whistle on dirty tactics
Film showing in Utah County May 24, 7pm
(Salt Lake City) -- The public is invited to attend free screenings of the documentary Addiction Incorporated throughout the month of May. The film, which follows a tobacco industry insider on his mission to expose the addictive nature of tobacco products, will begin its statewide tour in Salt Lake City on May 15. Free screenings will also be held in Orem, Nephi, Moab, Ogden, Price, St. George, and Park City. The film has not yet been released to theaters.
Addiction Incorporated tells the true story of Victor DeNoble, an employee of Phillip Morris in the 1980s. He was asked to develop a cigarette that would not cause heart damage. Instead, his research produced scientific proof that cigarettes are intensely addictive and harmful. The documentary chronicles the industry's attempts to keep this financially damaging information, and DeNoble, quiet.
"Addiction Incorporated is an inspiring true story about a man who sacrificed his career to expose tobacco industry tactics," said Amy Oliver, marketing manager for The TRUTH campaign. "The people who see this film will walk away with even more reasons to fight the only industry in America whose product kills up to 50 percent of the people who use it exactly as intended."
Tobacco use is the single greatest cause of preventable death in Utah, claiming more lives than car crashes, murders, suicides, AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, and fires combined. For free help quitting smoking, call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or visit www.UtahQuitNet.com.
May 24, 7:00pm
745 South State Street, Orem
May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Brewvies Cinema Pub
677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City
*Must be 21 years or older
May 16, 8:00 p.m.
Salt Lake Community College Amphitheater
4600 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville
May 21, 6:15 p.m.
2351 Kiesel Avenue, Ogden
May 21, 7:00 p.m.
1255 Park Ave., Park City
May 22, 6:30pm
Main Library Auditorium
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City
This screening will be followed by a Q and A session with a panel of anti-tobacco advocates.
May 22, 6:30pm
Moab Arts and Recreation Center's Stage Room
111 East 100 North, Moab
May 23, 7pm
The Price Theatre
30 East Main Street, Price
May 24, 7:30pm
Salt Creek Cinemas
1101 East Highway 132, Nephi
May 25, 7:00pm
The Electric Theater
68 East Tabernacle Street, St. George
The film is rated PG.
Reposted with permission from the Utah Department of Health.