Creighton University and the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC) will present “Tobacco: Past, Present, Future and You” to commemorate American Cancer Society Annual Great American Smokeout. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov.13 at 6:00 p.m., in the Creighton University Mike and Josie Harper Center, 602 N 20th St., Room 3023. The event is free and open to the public.
The film Addiction Incorporated will be shown at the event. The Acapella Pictures’ documentary has won critical acclaim for its riveting, true story of the tobacco industry’s lies and its attempt to silence the scientist, Victor DeNoble, who blew the whistle on the industry. The film shows footage of the scientist testifying at the Congressional hearing at which tobacco firm executives all lied. Other trailblazing lawyers and investigative reporters are also featured in the film.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Nebraska tobacco prevention and control experts. The panel will offer the opportunity to hear about tobacco prevention accomplishments in Nebraska and where future efforts are headed.
MOTAC is a coalition consisting of more than 50 health related individuals, organizations, and educational groups. MOTAC was formed in 1992 in order to strengthen tobacco control and prevention efforts in the metro Omaha area. Since its inception, MOTAC has taken the lead within Douglas County to address tobacco related issues through public education and community action.
Register for the November 13 event at www.tobaccofilm.eventbrite.com.