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Friday, October 29, 2010

Tobacco Addiction documentary debuts October 31 on Twin Cities Public Television

This Sunday, tune in to Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) at 8 p.m. to watch Tobacco Addiction: The Unfiltered Truth, a thought-provoking look at the harm caused by tobacco use and the tobacco industry.

ClearWay MinnesotaSM, in partnership with tpt, produced a 60-minute documentary about the impact tobacco has on real Minnesotans – moms, dads, daughters, brothers, aunts, grandparents, friends, coworkers – and how the industry has successfully attracted people to its products for over a century. Premiering on Minnesota public television stations on October 31, Tobacco Addiction: The Unfiltered Truth puts a face on tobacco use by following the journeys of four Minnesota tobacco users – from their first cigarette, to attempts to quit, to health consequences they now face.

Featuring insights from tobacco users, former smokers and the medical and public health communities, the documentary is an unprecedented look into the human, health and economic impact of tobacco addiction. The candid conversations in Tobacco Addiction: The Unfiltered Truth inspire us and give us hope that, together, we can improve the health of our communities.

For a sneak preview of the documentary, to view show times, and to learn more about tobacco addiction and the tobacco industry’s role, visit

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