ST. GEORGE – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) and Utah’s TRUTH About Tobacco campaign are sponsoring a free screening of the film “Addiction Incorporated” on Friday, May 25 at the Electric Theater in St. George at 7 pm.
“Addiction Incorporated” is the true story of Victor DeNoble, one of the most important whistleblowers of all time. DeNoble was a research scientist at a major tobacco company in the 1980s who was assigned to find a nicotine substitute that would not cause heart attacks. In the process, he actually ended up proving that cigarettes were addictive, something the tobacco industry had been denying for years. DeNoble defied his employer and went public with his findings, eventually testifying in the 1994 Congressional hearings which led to the first ever federal regulation of the industry.
“DeNoble is a true modern-day hero,” said Jordan Mathis, SWUPHD Health Promotion Director. “He risked everything to make a difference and helped save countless lives in the process. The tobacco industry continues to spend $50 million a year marketing tobacco in Utah, and it’s important for us, especially our young people, to get the facts behind their agenda and what damage their product does.”
Addiction Incorporated (documentary film directed by Charles Evans Jr.)
WHEN: Friday, May 25, 7 pm
WHERE: Electric Theater (68 East Tabernacle, St. George)
Free admission. Suitable for all ages.
This press release was provided by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department.
Trailer of “Addiction Incorporated:”