Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – June 2012
Free Screening of Addiction Incorporated
When: Friday, June 1, 2012, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Where: NIH Campus, Lipsett Amphitheater, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This month, NIDA will host a free screening of the major motion picture Addiction Incorporated, which tells the story of Victor DeNoble, a Phillip Morris research scientist. Dr. DeNoble became one of the most influential whistleblowers in history, testifying before Congress about his findings on the addictive nature of nicotine. Members of the tobacco industry attempted to suppress his findings, which finally came to light during Congressional hearings in 1994 and ultimately resulted in the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009.
The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Dr. DeNoble and Charles Evans, Jr., the film's director and producer.
No registration is required for this event. You can find information on visiting the NIH campus at www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Sheri Grabus at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 443-6245, or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339.