• LATEST NEWS FROM TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 
  • Every year we make our award winning ebook edition free for one week to download from amazon.com. 
  • 2015  November 20th. to 27th. during the national week for tobacco prevention awareness get your ebook copy for free and please leave us a comment on the amazon.com reviews. We would love to hear what you think of our edition of "the most famous poem in
  • the English language".  You drop us an email at twas4kids.com. 
  • This book was created after 1,000 young children were interviewed and expressed a concern for smoking. We wanted them to have a smokefree version on which to build their Christmas Eve memories. Of the 1,000 children interviewed the majority of them wished for a smoke-free world and were willing to give up receiving Christmas presents if their parents would stop using tobacco products. This poem was written with the youngest of readers in mind in 1822 by Clement C. Moore - an American poet and a father himself. The original was not illustrated and it was not until years later that the image of his wonderful character would be depicted as a fatherlike figure standing in the middle of the Moore's living room smoking a pipe. In reviewing the original authors views on tobacco use we are confident he would be pleased with this slight edit.  
  • The book has now one  seven book awards and is nominated for an eighth. It has been translated into four languages and it is available as a hardcover, softcover, ebooks and as an ibook with interactive and read along functions. There is also a sweet little reindeer doll make by the American toy designer Merry Makers.  Awards to date include:  GOLD PLACE MOONBEAM CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS, FIRST PLACE GLOBAL INTERNAITIONAL EBOOK AWARDS, FOUR BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOOK AWARDS INCLUDING BEST COVER CHILDREN'S BOOK CATEGORY AND A MOM'S CHOICE GOLD AWARD. 
  • Happy reading and Happy Holidays.  - The Publisher. 
 Meet Dasher - a 9'5" soft toy.Limited edition of 1,000 available for $14.95 plus shipping and handling. Order by email and paypal payment. Twas4kids@gmail.com. For book orders please see the links below or visit your local bookstore or bookstores online. For information on quantity orders for classrooms or corporate giving please contact the publisher for details. Thankyou. 
                                                   
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International Media on the sensation of a smoke-free Santa in the most famous poem ever written in the English language.

The Leader-Post Regina Canada
http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Santa+been+sanitized/7739351/story.html  

 
USA Today December 23rd. 2012
http://usat.ly/RNcIkQ

Globe and Mail
 
Vanity Fair

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2012/12/santa-claus-quits-smoking-twas-the-night-before-christmas

The Scotsman
 http://www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/scotland/santa-s-pipe-dream-up-in-smoke-as-tobacco-ban-on-children-s-classic-derided-1-270493


Epoch Times - Chinese Media
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/12/12/9/n3748321.htm%E5%9C%A3%E8%AF%9E%E8%80


http://www.babble.com/kid/in-defense-of-a-santa-who-doesnt-smoke-a-pipe/

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

The Daily News Online USA

Wall Street Journal

Yahoo Business

CTV News Channel

CBC Current Radio Program ( National )


The Colbert Report National T.V. USA Canada

Associated Press December 12th. 2012

Rogers TV Toronto and Rogers TV Mississauga


Yahoo.com 

Yahoo.ca 

San Antonio Express Associated Press

Kelowna BC Bill Peckham Talk Radio

BBC News 

The Express UK 

MSN News

LALATE

Christian Post.com

The Inquisitr

The Huffington Post

The LA Times ( USA)

The New York Post ( USA)

The National Post ( Canada) 

The Guardian( UK) 

Global National TV ( Canada)

CTV National TV (Canada)

The Toronto Star ( Canada) 

The Today Show ( TV USA)

The View ( TV USA)

Live with Kelly and Michael ( TV USA)

The Washington Times ( USA) 

Star Banner ( USA) 

The Dallas News Health Blog (USA)

The National Review (USA)

Daily Mail ( UK) 

The National Review 

Bellingham Herald

Joe Show - Bellingham Talk Radio

Langley Advance

Resource Link 

ABC Blog Syndey 

The News Observer

Cigar Aficionado 

Brisbane Times ( Australia) 

Newstrack ( India) 

Real Bollywood New Delhi ( India) 

The Land Newspaper ( Australia) 

The Telegraph ( UK) 

Yahoo News ( Canada) 

Tobacco Campaign (USA)

Think Progress ( Blog) (USA)

WBSM (USA)

The Interrobang (USA)

Fox 8 Cincinnati

The Stir/Cafemom

The Philippine Star

CNY

Cynical Mother
923 The Dock 
WLWT News 
Fox News (USA)
Fox 8 Cincinnati 

Gothamist ( Blog) 

KFYI Radio Blog 

Corey and Jay Show 

Dallas News (USA)

KPNW Oregon

WJBC Illinois 

Bill Good Radio ( Canada) CKNW

CTV Morning Show Regional (BC) 

KPNW Eugene

WJBC Bloomington

Jim Bohannon National Radio program 

NPR - Syndicated Radio

KSL National Radio

KRLD AM Dallas Radio

WFLA Tampa Radio

WRVA Richmond Radio

The Edmonton Journal



                             REVIEWS

Children's Bookwatch: November 2012
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane C. Donovan, Editor
Midwest Book Review
 The Christmas Shelf- Twas the Night Before Christmas
 
Twas the Night Before Christmas is a children's picture book adaptation of the classic Christmas poem, with one important distinction - the poem has been edited to remove any references to Santa smoking tobacco. In today's advertising-saturated nation, it's more important than ever to realize how bombarded children are with images of cigarettes, pipes, and smoking; Twas the Night Before Christmas allows parents to share a timeless classic without adding to the inundation. The vibrantly colorful, friendly illustrations bring to life this wonderful read-aloud holiday storybook.

You have complete permission to utilize the review in any manner. 

 

The UK Dept. of Health released a study conducted on 1,000 children aged 7-13 who had a parent that was smoking in November 2011. More than half (54%) of the children said their one wish

for Christmas was that their mum or dad would give up smoking. They would go to considerable

lengths to get them to give up smoking,going to bed when asked, doing their homework and going

without Christmas presents if it would make a difference. 73% of children with a parent smoking

about their parent being killed by tobacco and almost 1/3 admitted to hiding cigarettes in an attempt to

get them to stop 98% of the children wished their parents would stop. The children labelled smoking

"stupid" and expressed that they wished no one in the world smoked.  50% of people who smoke do

eventually die from a tobacco related death. The implications of a smoking Santa are blatantly

obvious. 

Joe Camel and all other cartoon characters depicting smoking where prohibited in 1998 based on research released in the Journal of American Medicine that established that the exposure to such depictions had a role in sympathizing kids 3-7 of age towards tobacco products.  This research galvanized the public around the need to do more to protect children from the tobacco industry, an industry that spends more than one million marketing dollars an hour in the USA.
 25% of individuals who become long time tobacco users started before the age of 10 - 90% before the age of 18. Nicotine addiction is labelled a pediatric disease. 



 

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