The College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina will present a free screening of the documentary film “Addiction Incorporated” on November 15 at 7 p.m. at the College of Charleston School of Science and Mathematics Building.
The documentary tells the story of Victor DeNoble, a research scientist at a tobacco company, who proved that cigarettes are addictive. The film explains his journey to uncovering the industries’ commitment to addicting the human brain.
DeNoble was the first authoritative person to contradict the testimony that nicotine was not addictive.
“This documentary isn’t the end of a story; it’s just the first chapter of the events that led to the changes we’ve seen to the health policy within the United States,” DeNoble said.
Director Charles Evans Jr., aims to create awareness of the dangers of nicotine.
“While everyone knows it’s a problem,” he said, “my takeaway was the film had to introduce a solution.”
A question and answer session will follow the screening.