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Addiction Incorporated

ADDICTION INCORPORATED, tells the true story of how Victor DeNoble's unexpected discovery of an addiction ingredient in tobacco leads to both more addictive Marlboro cigarettes and Congressional testimony. The public revelation of long held tobacco industry secrets leads journalists, politicians, attorneys and whistle blowers into an unexpected alliance that achieves the first ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry. Victor's unwavering determination to "do some good" leads to a career as an educator that informs kids about the world's only industry where success is measured by a corporation’s ability to addict people.

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Grade Level: 8-12, College, Adult   75 min.or 35 min.version on the DVD

2013        DVD-3019‚Äč

Grade Level: 8-12, College, Adult
Anatomy of a Puff (cc)

Using scientific facts and targeted humor, program alerts viewers to the variety of toxic, carcinogenic and addictive substances found in every puff of cigarette smoke. A young host describes how nicotine is by some measures more addictive than cocaine and heroin, and how tar contributes to lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer. Describes the industrial uses of benzene, arsenic, cyanide, formaldehyde, and ammonia, toxic chemicals all found in every puff. Students learn that cigarette smoke contains radioactive polonium-210 and that a pack-and-a-half a day smoker absorbs a level of radiation equivalent to 300 chest x-rays a year! Viewers learn that it is not just smokers who are exposed to these risks. Thousands of nonsmokers die from lung cancer and heart disease each year from exposure to second-hand smoke.

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Grades 7 - College            15 min.           2010            DVD-3011

Grades 7 - College
Decide to Be Drug-Free

Join Katie and Ozlot on an exciting journey into the Middle where they travel to the Tobacco Tar Pits and meet the mighty Smoke King, through Alcohol Falls where Rock Bottom just happens to drop by, and across Medicine Meadows where Rx Feelgood rolls in his Caravan of Cure-alls for a show-stopping performance.
Elementary            19 min.           1996            V-5033

Elementary
Everything You Need to Know about E-Cigarettes, Vaping and Hookahs (cc)

This hard-hitting program challenges the belief, held by many students, that e-cigarettes and hookahs are risk-free, healthy alternatives to traditional cigarettes. It shows how in a typical hookah session a smoker inhales 100 times the amount of toxin-laden smoke that is inhaled smoking a cigarette. While e-cigarettes don’t contain the carcinogens that come from burning tobacco, the vapor does contain highly addictive nicotine as well as other chemicals whose health risks we are only beginning to understand. Viewers also learn that teenagers who start vaping e-cigarettes are more likely to later smoke regular cigarettes. The program looks at how e-cigarettes have become a multi-billion dollar industry controlled largely by tobacco companies, who use the same deceptive advertising techniques they have used with cigarettes. The DVD contains a separate four-minute bonus video on the dangers of vaping marijuana and alcohol.

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Grades 7-College   20 min.   2016   DVD-3003

Grades 7-College
Everything You Need to Know About Tobacco in 22 Minutes (cc)

This riveting and information-packed video provides a summary of everything students need to know about the dangers of using tobacco. Vividly illustrates the health effects of smoking using interviews of smokers ravaged by cancer, heart disease and lung disease. Identifies the toxic chemicals inhaled in every puff of cigarette smoke, including benzene, arsenic, cyanide, pesticides, carbon monoxide, and ammonia. Details the latest research on the effects of nicotine on the brain and discusses the new scientific findings that nicotine is even more addictive than cocaine. Shows how tobacco companies target young smokers to hook them while they're young and keep them hooked. Includes interviews with young smokers who describe how they got addicted to tobacco and why it is so difficult to quit. Presents quitting strategies of teens who have succeeded in kicking the habit.

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Grades 7 - College           22 min.           2010           DVD-3020

Grades 7 - College
I Can't Breathe. A Smoker's Story.

Pam Laffin, a 31-year-old mother of two young girls died from emphysema. In the program, Pam tells why she started smoking and what it was like to learn she had emphysema, a smoking-related disease for which there is no cure. Despite her debilitating illness, Pam was committed to sharing her story so others might learn from her. The 20-minute video, coupled with a Moderator's Guide, is designed to help lead classroom discussions with students about the consequences of cigarette smoking. The program has been created specifically for young people aged 11 to 14 years. The product is a joint effort between Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.
Ages 11 & up            20 min.           2001            DVD-3024

Grade 6 & up
Leader of the Pack (cc)

This entertaining, animated DVD helps young viewers recognize the dangers of tobacco use through the power of storytelling and compelling cartoon characters. Students will instantly connect with likable young Henry as he meets up with Smokey, an animated cigarette who wants Henry to join a secret club known as "The Pack." Smokey lures Henry into a special amusement park with spooky rides like "The Tar Pits", "The Amazing Aging Machine", and an exhibit called "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Smoking." Before long, Henry realizes he has been fooled....Smokey's club isn't cool, it's a prison! The DVD concludes with Henry's dramatic escape from the clutches of Smokey and "the Pack." Along the way, Henry has learned many of the hazards of cigarette smoking ---the Resource Book with fun activity sheets and cartoon-based puzzles accompanies the video. With Henry as the Leader of the Pack, students are sure to have fun as they learn about the perils of tobacco.

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Grades 2-6            16 min.           2003            DVD-3016

Grades 2-6
Lighting Up: Gruesome Facts About Cigarette Smoking

Teens talk to teens in this straightforward, compelling video that explores the shattering consequences of smoking in the real world. Addiction, the dangers of secondhand smoke, health issues, dealing with peer pressure, corporate marketing tactics, self-value and advice on successfully quitting are the key aspects that make this a powerful tool in encouraging an adolescent audience to think about the risks involved with tobacco use.
Junior High - High School            20 min.           2004            DVD-3026

Junior High - High School
Media Sharp: Analyzing Tobacco & Alcohol Messages

Today's young people are bombarded with persuasive messages about tobacco and alcohol - messages that make smoking look normal, and drinking look cool. So learning to understand and analyze messages in the media is more important than ever. "Media Sharp" is a new tool to help your kids evaluate those messages and make healthy, life-saving choices.
Junior High - Adult              7 min.                1998                  V-3021

Junior High - Adult
No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Smoking Kills (cc)

Hairy tongue, head and neck cancers, lung cancer, tar, phlegm, bad breath, yellow teeth, wrinkled skin, people with laryngectomies and many other sights and sounds are presented in this definite look at the ravages of tobacco. Teen viewers discover that they are prime targets of tobacco related diseases. Video introduces viewers to young victims such as 20 year old Brandon Carmichael who lost half of his leg due to tobacco related disease and his inability to quit smoking. Program also alerts teen to the newest tobacco dangers of herbal cigarettes and bidis that attract teens with special packaging that makes this product look appealing. After viewing this video, students will come away with a lasting impression that tobacco use only leads to death and disease.

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Grades 7 - College            24 min.           2002           DVD-3073

Grades 7 - College
120,000 Lives a Year

Nine-minute video highlights one of the most urgent health challenges of the 21st century, from the history of paid product placement to the May, 2004, US Senate hearing, scientific research confirming the problem, growing youth activisim, and the reasonable, effective four-step Smoke Free Movies solution endorsed by leading health groups. 1. Rate new smoking movies "R" 2. Certify no pay-offs 3. Require strong anti-smoking ads 4. Stop identifying tobacco brands.
Grades 7 - College            9 min.           2005           DVD-3086

Grades 7 - College
Pack of Lies: The Advertising of Tobacco

Pack of Lies reveals, with powerful insider information, the deception of tobacco industry claims that they do not seek to addict children to nicotine. It provides important analytical background from which to view the current debate.
High School - Adult            35 min.           1992            DVD-5119

High School - Adult
Quit to Live: Fighting Lung Cancer (cc)

ABC News’ World News Tonight has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Quitline Consortium to provide viewers with a comprehensive look at the leading cause of preventable death in America: lung cancer. This compilation of WNT segments reports on issues ranging from tobacco-related public health policy, to the latest medical advances in lung cancer treatment and prevention, to the efforts of smokers trying to kick the habit during National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The 16 segments are The Power of Tobacco, What’s in a Cigarette, Smokeless Tobacco, Marketing to Kids, Teen Smoking, Women at Risk, Lung Cancer, Detecting Lung Cancer, Addiction, The Quitting Drug, Smoking Bans, Settlement Spending, and Smokers’ Video Diary, Parts 1 through 4.   

                            

Adult   56 min.   2005   DVD-3022

Say Goodbye Joe Camel

This MTV style video uses lively visuals and music along with teen comments to reveal some of the deceptive advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to target children.
Middle School            9 min.           1992            V-3028

Middle School
Secondhand Smoke: Triumphs and Tragedies

Secondhand Smoke: Triumphs and Tragedies is a 10-minute video that puts a human face on the issue by telling the stories of six individuals whose health was affected by secondhand smoke and/or who led local efforts to make workplaces and public places smoke free. The video also tells the stories of three communities that successfully implemented smoke-free policies. The video won the Gold Aurora and Silver Telly awards.
High School - Adult            10 min.           2006            DVD-3025

High School - Adult
Smoke Alarm: the Truth about Smoking and Mental Illness

Training for Change was central in the conception, production and debut of the nationally hailed video, "Smoke Alarm: The Truth About Tobacco and Mental Illness." Working with the Clubhouse of Suffolk, the video blew the cover off the baleful relationship between mental illness and smoking: "Over 70% of mental health patients smoke cigarettes. On average, they live 25 years less than the general population due to cardiac and respiratory illnesses." SMOKE ALARM recently won an award from NYAPRS NYC Mental Health Film Festival and was presented as a featured film at the NYS NAMI 2009 Annual Conference.

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Adult             19 min.          2006          DVD-3032

Adult
Smoking Out the Truth: Teens and Tobacco (cc)

This video focuses on the illusions and misconceptions surrounding teen smoking, exposing the faulty reasoning that leads kids to start or continue the habit. It also offers several rock-solid motives to quit or abstain-and strategies for doing so. Taking a proactive, student-driven approach, the program features myth-busting classroom presentations delivered by smoking and nonsmoking students alike. Topics covered include the methods and mind-set behind teen-targeted cigarette advertising, the ways that nicotine and tobacco damage health and personal appearance, and the fallacy of claiming, "My parents don't care if I smoke" or "I can quit whenever I want to." Use this video to show teenagers-among the most vulnerable of media consumers-how to see through Big Tobacco marketing schemes and dead-end peer pressure. 2006 Bronze Telly Award Winner!
Junior High - High School            13 min.           2001           DVD-3027

Junior High - High School
Smoking, Hazards and Solutions in Long-Term Care

Smoking presents significant health hazards in the nursing home for residents, staff, and visitors. Second hand smoke, wasted staff time for smoke breaks, anger over missed breaks, craving behavior problems, and safety hazards are just some of the destructive ramifications of this hazardous addiction. This video provides an overview of the negative consequences of smoking and the necessary steps to help both staff and residents minimize the disruption caused by smoking.
Adult            21 min.           2009           DVD-3044

Adult
Smoking: Truth or Dare? (Library Version)

Six thousand American teenagers light a cigarette for the first time every day. Today, the number of teen smokers in the US is the highest it's been in two decades. A total of two and half million teens smoke or chew tobacco. Despite increased education in the classroom about the very real dangers of tobacco use, many teens still are not getting the message. They may be aware that smoking or chewing tobacco has dire consequences, but they do not believe or care that they, too, will become part of the statistics: every year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, drug abuse, car accidents and murder - combined. "Smoking: Truth or Dare?" is a powerful program that graphically demonstrates to teens that use tobacco exactly what this deadly habit is doing to them. The damage smoking or chewing tobacco does to their bodies is not just something intangible that they might have to face forty or more years down the road. These young people are sufffering the deadly effects of their tobacco use right now, and the consequences will only get worse.


Junior High - High School            52 min.            1998           V-3049

Junior High - High School
Smoking: Truth or Dare? (School Version) (cc)

Six thousand American teenagers light a cigarette for the first time every day. Today, the number of teen smokers in the US is the highest it's been in two decades. A total of four and a half million teens smoke or chew tobacco. Despite increased education in the classroom about the very real dangers of tobacco use, many teens still are not getting the message. They may be aware that smoking or chewing tobacco has dire consequences, but they do not believe or care that they, too, will become part of the statistics: every year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, drug abuse, car accidents and murder - combined. "Smoking: Truth or Dare?" is a powerful program that graphically demonstrates to teens that use tobacco exactly what this deadly habit is doing to them. The damage smoking or chewing tobacco does to theri bodies is not just something intangible that they might have to face forty or more years down the road. These young people are suffering the deadly effects of their tobacco use right now, and the consequences will only get worse. PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DVD OR VHS COPY.
Grades 7-12            34 min.           1998            V-3050 or DVD-3050

Grades 7-12
Smoking: Getting Ready to Quit (cc)

In this video, smokers learn how to create their personal plan for quitting. The program examines why people smoke, why they may want to quit, how they can identify their personal triggers to smoke, and introduces nicotine replacement, as well as non-nicotine replacement therapies, to aid in quitting. It encourages people to make a diary of their smoking behavior and to set a quit date. Potential relapse situations are also covered.
High School - Adult            15 min.           2007            DVD-3092

High School - Adult
Something Stinks in Hollywood!

Menu-driven DVD includes fifty smoking scenes from recent movies organized by theme; printable discussion guide; background information about smoking in movies and its impact; and ideas students can use to end smoking in youth-rated movies. Designed for the classroom, movie samples and graphic charts are provocative for any audience exploring the power of tobacco imagery.

Adult            11 min.           2000           DVD-3069

Adult
Spit This! The Hazards of Smokeless Tobacco (cc)

Give your students the facts to counter the recent 30% rise in male adolescent smokeless tobacco use. Program combines an engaging narrative storyline with hard-core facts about all kinds of smokeless tobacco products-spit, snuff, chew as well as newer nicotine-delivery products designed to appeal to those who are uncomfortable with spitting out tobacco juice. Follow a group of high school students as they work on a school video project to persuade their peers to steer clear of all forms of smokeless tobacco. Video offers nitty-gritty facts about the hazards of chewing tobacco and the immensely addictive properties of nicotine. Pays special attention to the up-and-coming generation of "spitless" tobacco products (such as snus and pouches) now promoted by tobacco companies eager to rev up sales. Powerfully persuasive message goes even further via student activities in Teacher's Resource Book.

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Grades 7 - College           25 min.           2009           DVD-3046

Grades 7 - College
Stop Smoking Now: Reasons Not to Smoke When You're Pregnant

When you're pregnant, everything you eat, drink and breathe affects your health and your baby's health. So when you smoke, your baby does too. Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. When you stop smoking, you: increase the amount of oxygen your baby will get; lower the risk that your baby will be born too early; and increase your chances of having a health baby No matter how long you have been smoking, quitting smoking also benefits your health, gives you more energy, and lets you feel good about what you've done for yourself and your baby. This video provides support, guidance and information about resources to help you resist the urge to smoke. Hosted by Rob Reiner. 


Adult            20 min.           2003            DVD-3080

Adult