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Documentary about tobacco's dangers goes on Utah tour

Published May 15, 2012 8:25 am

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A documentary about a tobacco-industry insider, and his campaign to expose the addictive nature of tobacco products, is starting a tour of Utah theaters on Tuesday, May 15.

The film, "Addiction Incorporated," tells of former Phillip Morris employee Victor DeNoble, who sought to develop a cigarette that would not cause heart damage. When DeNoble's research uncovered proof of the intense addictiveness of cigarettes, the industry tried to keep him quiet.

The tour of the film is being presented by the Utah Tobacco Quit Line, which will screen the movie for free at the following dates and locations:

Tonight • Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City; 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16 • Salt Lake Community College Amphitheater, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville; 8 p.m.

Monday, May 21 • Megaplex 13, 2351 Kiesel Ave, Ogden; 6:15 p.m.

Monday, May 21 • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City; 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22 • City Library auditorium, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City; 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22 • Moab Arts and Recreation Center, 111 E. 100 North, Moab; 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23 • Price Theatre, 30 E. Main St., Price; 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 24 • The SCERA Theatre, 745 S. State St., Orem; 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 24 • Salt Creek Cinemas, 1101 E. Highway 132, Nephi; 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 25 • The Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle St., St. George; 7 p.m.

Except for the Brewvies show (since they serve alcohol there), all screenings are for all ages.