Browsing Archive: December, 2012

It's Official Santa Arrived Smoke-Free

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 25, 2012,

   

Santa Quits Smoking 2012 It's Official

Santa Claus makes it official that he quit smoking in time for his deliveries on Christmas Day 2012

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PRLog (Press Release) - Dec. 25, 2012 - © Grafton and Scratch Publishers 2012

         HOW SANTA QUIT  SMOKING 2012

Since the release of the poem A Visit From St. Nicholas (1823), popularized as Twas The Night Before Christmas, it has become well known that Santa smokes a pipe.  2012 I have ...

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Media Release from Prof. John Banzhaf III

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 25, 2012,

Santa Claus Quits Smoking, Asks Patents to Quit to Save Kids’ Lives

Santa Claus will deliver toys this year without his pipe because of growing concerns about his health, the health of Mrs. Claus, and the growing number of court orders and even laws prohibiting smoking in homes with children.

- Dec. 21, 2012 - WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 21, 2012): Santa Claus will deliver toys this year without his pipe – and its smoke encircling his head like a wreath – because of growing concern...

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December 25th. Seth Godin

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 25, 2012,

In our best possible future together, I hope we'll do a better job of learning to see one another. 

Some people see a struggling person and turn away. Others see a human being and work to open a door or lend a hand. There are possiblities all around us. Not just the clicks of recycling a tired cliche, but the opportunity to be brave. If we only had the guts.




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http://www.101influential.com/

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, December 24, 2012,
Guess who makes the #4 spot - most influential character of all time. Fun list.

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Reader response in The Guardian

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, December 24, 2012,
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Anyone who feels compelled to fight for freedom of speech could probably find a better target than a publisher of children's books.

The facts are:
(1) The story of Santa doesn't require him to smoke, and those two lines of poetry are not especially important to the piece - removing them doesn't change its tone or appeal....


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Scotland on Sunday Lachlann MacColla

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, December 23, 2012,

2:27 PM on 23/12/2012

If Santa was snorting cocaine or shooting smack; it's safe to say that folk
would be up in arms. Yet, these same people have no problem with Santa
consuming an equally addictive and damaging drug. Where's the consistency?


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Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse, that is if he gets his puddings made in time

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, December 21, 2012,

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Check out As You Sow for action to bring about new policies to better protect kids from the influence of smoking in films.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, December 20, 2012,
http://www.asyousow.org/health_safety/smoking.shtml

Check out this great organization for a thorough reporting on this issue of smoking in movies.

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Children ask Santa to make their wishes come true - 54% of 7-11 with parents that smoke #1 wish that their parents stop smoking

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, December 19, 2012,
This edit was done for the children who have been told that the use of tobacco products is dangerous and they worry about their parents or grandparents who are still smoking. They write letters to Santa asking for his help and the last thing they need to see is Santa puffing away. To these the youngest of readers Santa is very real and their hero.
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http://bit.ly/Santa-Claus-Cig-Ads

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, December 14, 2012,
Stanford Research into the impact of tobacco advertising. Credit

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Holiday Tree Competition Send Us Your Best Picture

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, December 12, 2012,

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Smoke Free Movies moving into mainstream and the need to galvanize the public, too bad Movies Stars didn't do it first.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 11, 2012,

While the actors didn’t puff away throughout the entire film, we did see yet another glamorous actress–this time, Berenice Marlohe–clad in an evening gown with a drop-dead accessory, a smoldering cigarette.

Skyfall delivered more tobacco impressions (smoking incidence per film times the number of admission tickets) than any other movie in 2012, the groups says.

“The movie Skyfall had over 20 smoking incidences, delivering over 840 million impressions in the U.S. alone,” says Stanton A...


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