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The Impact

The Impact of the Adrienne Jules Foundation

The Adrienne Jules Foundation is committed to measuring the impact of its programs.

The Addiction Incorporated Tobacco Public Education Program has hosted more than 100 successful screenings with non-profits, universities, high schools and voluntary health organizations both domestically an internationally in a variety of industries. Close to two percent of the U.S. population has been touched directly, and hundreds of thousands more indirectly, by the program. More than 3,000 people are a part of the “Addiction Incorporated” Action Network, and remain committed to advancing the film’s message in their own capacities.

After recently launching the multi-medium “Addiction Incorporated” Screening Impact Survey, the Foundation concluded that the film remains an effective education and advocacy tool in increasing awareness amongst people unfamiliar with the tobacco control movement and reinvigorating people already involved. In addition, film screenings successfully spark and strengthen local partnerships in various counties across the country.

A result of the film’s demonstrated effectiveness as a tool for education, advocacy and policy change, the Adrienne Jules Foundation is actively pursuing a formal partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). The partnership will bring the film to international audiences, which are increasingly becoming the target of Big Tobacco’s aggressive marketing schemes.

The film mobilized youth to have a conversation about cessation with their family members.
– Sally Ancheta, East Hawai’i Community Coalition Coordinator
The screening helped paint the picture that it’s not us against smokers, it’s this huge industry that has been manipulating us. It helped support our push for a tobacco-free campus.
– Sonya Niess, Maui Community Coalition Coordinator
Hands down everyone thought the film was well done, and that they weren’t as aware of the behind the scenes issues with the tobacco industry.
- Donna Buehler, Director, Organizational Wellness and Healthier U Initiatives, State University of New York
The people who attended appreciated being exposed to the idea that there’s much more to tobacco than just negative health effects.”
- Marie Steiner, Health Education Specialist, Montana State University Bozeman



Below is a listing of some of the organizations that have held screenings of “Addiction Incorporated”:

National Conferences and National Organization-sponsored Events

  • Centers for Disease Control National Cancer Conference
  • Johns Hopkins Institute Global Tobacco Control Leadership Conference
  • National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)

State Conferences and State-sponsored Events

  • Northern California Safe and Healthy Schools Conference
  • American Public Health Southern Division Conference
  • Washington State Prevention Summit

Tobacco Control and Education Programs

  • Coalition of Tobacco-Free Hawai’i
  • Stamp Out Smoking/Tobacco-Free Arkansas
  • North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy

Public Health Department Events

  • County of Kern Environmental Health Division Tobacco Free Education Program
  • Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness
  • Health Canada, Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate


  • Stony Brook University (SUNY)
  • Medical University South Carolina
  • University of Southern California

Recovery and Addiction Organizations

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County Public Health, Delhi, NY
  • Health First, Wisconsin
  • Council to End Nicotine Addiction in Recovery (CENAR) Conference, Worcester, MA

Youth-led Organizations

  • Tobacco-Free Florida, Statewide Youth Summit
  • Reality Check of Delaware, Ostego & Scholarie Counties
  • Reality Check of Clinton, Franklin and Essex Albany NY

Special Events and Programs

  • Centers for Disease Control Film Series
  • L.A. City Council National Latino Tobacco Network World No Tobacco Day Event
  • Reel Recovery Film Festival
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