New York City Premiere & Panel


The World Health Organization projects that a billion people will die early this century from smoking. New technologies have evolved to help addicted smokers, yet money has corrupted the government departments and non-profit organizations responsible for helping fix the problem. Misinformation is rampant. To get the truth, director Aaron Biebert traveled across four continents to create our award-winning documentary.

On October 28th, A Billion Lives makes it’s NYC premiere at the luxurious Cinépolis Chelsea. Members of the media and concerned thought leaders are invited to join us for a special screening and panel discussion with the director and experts in the film.

For those not able to attend, A Billion Lives will also be playing at Cinépolis Chelsea four times a day for a full week afterwards. Click here to see showtimes and buy tickets.



  • October 28th
  • Opening Remarks & Screening:  8:00pm
  • Panel Discussion:  9:45pm

Panel Members

  • Director Aaron Biebert – Director & Executive Director of A Billion Lives
  • “Winston Man” David Goerlitz – Former cigarette model and anti-smoking advocate
  • Dr. Sally Satel MD – Medical doctor, psychiatrist, author, AEI scholar, and lecturer at Yale School of Medicine
  • Moderated by:  Jared Meyer, Forbes contributor and fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research


Cinépolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd St
New York, NY 10011


New York City Premiere Organizing Committee (In Formation)

Chair:  Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research
Julian Morris, Vice President of Research at the Reason Foundation
Alex Clark, Legislative Coordinator at CASAA
Gerry Ohrstrom
Cheryl Richter
Spike Babaian



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