Documentary on Tobacco Addiction Comes to Fulton County
Public invited to free screening at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Tobacco use is responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths, most cases of chronic obstructive disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, 21 percent of all coronary heart diseases and kills more than 400,000 Americans each year, with about 700 of those deaths occurring in Fulton County.
Fulton County Health Services, Division of Health Promotion and the Smoke Fee Coalition of Fulton County will sponsor the screening of the documentary film Addiction Incorporated. If you think you know everything there is to know about cigarettes and nicotine, Addiction Incorporated will startle you with vital and often previously undisclosed information. Straight from the mouths of key players behind the scenes, Addiction Incorporated tells how Dr. Victor DeNoble, a former Phillip Morris research scientist, became one of the most influential whistleblowers in history, testifying before congress about his findings regarding the addictive nature of nicotine.
Addiction Incorporated tells the story of how the tobacco industry tried to suppress the findings of De. DeNoble’s research to assure that they could continue to sell their products to young, “replacement smokers” to make up for the older customers killed by the use of tobacco products. The film also describes how the disclosure of tobacco industry manipulation and bullying tactics resulted in major court settlements and federal laws to regulate the industry. The documentary screening will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session. Admission is free and the documentary is suitable for ages.
The screening will take place:
Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Morehouse School of Medicine
Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care
720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-1458
Deadline for registration is Nov. 27, 2012. To register, call 404-613-1243 or on-line, visit http://conta.cc/RFiBNk.