The true story of tobacco companies' secrets
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the College of Charleston (CofC) are hosting two screenings and Q&A panels of Addiction Incorporated, a documentary that tells the story of former research scientist and whistleblower Victor DeNoble and documents Philip Morris' secret research to engineer more addictive cigarettes.
Motley Rice attorney Jodi Westbrook Flowers will join the film's producer, director and others on the panel for the Q&A following the Nov. 14, 2012, screening. Flowers began her legal career, working alongside Motley Rice co-founders Ron Motley and Joe Rice, applying restitution and fraud theories to the litigation against the tobacco industry, which resulted in the historic Master Settlement Agreement. She was also instrumental in developing expert and whistleblower testimony and preparing the false-marketing and child targeting case that resulted in restrictions on cartoon ads and the retirement of Joe Camel.
Admission is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
- When: Reception- 5 p.m.; Screening- 5:30 p.m.
- Where: MUSC Drug Discovery Building Auditorium, 70 President St., Room 110
Thursday, Nov. 15
- When: Reception-6:15 p.m.; Screening- 7 p.m.
- Where: CofC School of Science and Math Building, 202 Calhoun St., Room 129