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February 19, 2012
Evans, Jr. Charles DeNoble Victor
"Addiction Incorporated" - Documentary Film
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Charles Evans, Jr. (left in photo) produced “The Aviator,” which won multiple Golden Globe awards and an award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He formed his own production company, Acappella Pictures in 1993. He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and the USA Film School. Victor DeNoble (right in photo) received his Doctorate degree in 1976 from Adelphi University and held postdoctoral fellowships at two additional research institutions. He was recruited and employed by Philip Morris from 1980 to 1984. He currently serves as Vice President of Hissho, Inc., a scientific and medical communications company.

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Info: Our guests are Charles Evans, Jr. and Victor DeNoble. Evans is the producer and director of a new documentary which features former Philip Morris research scientist Victor DeNoble. The film chronicles DeNoble’s unexpected discovery of an ingredient in tobacco which, the data revealed, when coupled with nicotine makes cigarettes more addictive. The research and the company’s attempts to keep it private lead to Congressional testimony before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The movie details how this public revelation of DeNoble’s findings led journalists, politicians, attorneys and scientists to join forces against the tobacco industry. The movie details these efforts which ultimately resulted in the first ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry. Evans discusses how and why he went about making the film, which began when he first watched Dr. DeNoble’s testimony on C-SPAN in 1994. DeNoble talks about growing up in New York, his early work at the Philip Morris Company and what it was like to testify before Congress on such a controversial subject.

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