Category Archives: In the News : Big Smoke Screen

February 9, 2012 : By Kristen Page-Kirby

“Addiction Incorporated” is more than a PSA about how cigarettes are bad for you. The documentary, now playing at the E Street Cinema, also has an element of “All the President’s Men,” with journalists struggling to tell a story that …

Roger Ebert : Addiction Incorporated

February 9, 2012 : By By Roger Ebert

Variance Films presents a documentary directed by Charles Evans Jr. Running time: 100 minutes. MPAA rating: PG (for thematic material involving smoking and addiction, and for some language). The PG rating of “Addiction Incorporated” is explained in part because it …

New Public Health : Addiction Incorporated: A Tobacco Whistle-blower and the Filmmaker Who Told His Story

February 8, 2012

A new film, Addiction Incorporated, gives viewers a look at the tobacco industry and nicotine addiction from the perspective of Victor DeNoble, a former industry scientist turned whistle-blower. DeNoble testified before Congress in 1994 that his research proved nicotine was addictive, contradicting the …

Charmaine Parcero: Sending the message, saving lives in Addiction Incorporated

January 26, 2012

Malou Liwanag-Bledsoe | AJPress San Francisco I WAS a smoker for more than 15 years. At times, I would try to quit for a few months but then would give way to the craving and urge to light up again. …

Beaver County Times : New in theaters this weekend

January 23, 2012

By Lou Gaul Calkins Media Film Critic “Addiction Incorporated,” with Charles Evans Jr. directing a PG-13 documentary on scientist Victor DeNoble, who became the first whistle-blower to reveal the tobacco industry’s efforts to manufacture “a maximally addictive” product. Once DeNoble …

Mercury News : Movies opening this week — Addiction Incorporated

January 19, 2012

Opening Friday — “Addiction Incorporated” (PG-13): This documentary explores the life of Victor DeNoble, a research scientist at a major tobacco company who proved something that the industry had been denying for years: that cigarettes were addictive. San Francisco and …

SF Chronicle : Addiction Incorporated opening Friday, Jan. 20

January 19, 2012

Addiction Incorporated — Meet scientist Victor DeNoble, a guy Philip Morris hires to deal with a little problem: Too many people are dying from smoking cigarettes. So DeNoble comes up with a nicotine-free tobacco cigarette. When the company takes a …

LA Unified journalism high school gets $15,000 donation

January 10, 2012

A donation announced Tuesday to a 3-year-old journalism high school in the San Fernando Valley will help the struggling program to upgrade reporter training. The producer of “Addiction Incorporated,” a documentary on big tobacco companies, is donating $15,000 to Daniel …

Blunt talk about nicotine addiction and the brain keeps Pleasant Hill middle schoolers spellbound

September 27, 2011

Contra Costa Times — By Theresa Harrington PLEASANT HILL — Most boys thought it was “awesome.” Some girls said it was “kind of gross.” But they all agreed they wouldn’t soon forget seeing the real, nicotine-damaged brains of a man …

The New Season Film — December Release Schedule

September 16, 2011

The New York Times — By Dave Kehr Dec. 14 — ADDICTION INCORPORATED Charles Evans Jr.’s documentary tells the story of Victor DeNoble, a researcher for Philip Morris whose discovery of addictive ingredients in cigarettes led to federal regulation of …