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If you are getting a puppy for Christmas think about quitting smoking.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, December 17, 2013,
"Third-hand smoke is the residual tobacco smoke that lands on items and stays there after a cigarette has been put out. Tar and nicotine particles linger on surfaces, including clothing, hair, furniture, car upholstery, and pet fur. Over time, these particles can release 200 poisonous gases and they have been linked to cancer. For three minutes after smoking a cigarette, residuals on a person's breath and clothing can contaminate a space that they enter.
It can take up to two weeks for a pre...

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Coming up on second year of free ebook campaign for November 18th. to 25th. for English edition of Twas The Night Before Christmas.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, October 28, 2013,

Available on and at Barnes and Noble online, along with the Apple ibook store Twas The Night Before Christmas ebook - last year 60,000 editions went out and it will be interesting to see how many find this promotion
and download a copy for their kids to enjoy.
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The nicotine delivery device industry leach onto Twas

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, November 2, 2012,
In a google alert I discovered that the nicotine pushers are using the media hype of this story to push nicotine delivery devices. They issued a media release that was picked up by at least one paper. " Santa smoking removed from iconic poem after decades, changed to protect children. Leave Santa alone, there are better ways to quit. Do you think history should be changed to protect children ? " Leave Santa Alone. 

This is classic nicotine marketing manipulation. Remember when Central Park wen...
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The Use of Language to Normalize and Legitimize the tobacco epidemic

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, October 26, 2012,
“Neglecting to discuss the industry’s role as the disease
vector in the tobacco epidemic is like refusing to discuss
the role of mosquitoes in a malaria epidemic or rats
in an outbreak of bubonic plague. From a public health
perspective, it is imperative to go to the source
of the problem.”
Dr.Rob Cushman,MD, FRCPC
Medical Officer of Health,Ottawa

Anti - is a word that the tobacco industry relishes as it links their critics with prohibitionists. 
Pro a Smoke free generation. 



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Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,
I noticed in the news today that Kentucky is gearing up to further smoke- free legislation in 2013. It has been my
direction for some time to put energies into getting kids to not start. Einstein said it is easier to get started in anything than it is to get oneself out of anything.... I don't know the exact quote but you get the idea. Addiction can be a tricky concept to explain to an adult let alone a child but this is the conversation we need to develop in our social cure to tobacco use.
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Santa Smoking in the Moore's Living Room

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, April 21, 2012,
Third hand smoke is the term given to the residual of tobacco smoke contaminates that settle onto objects after the cigarette has been put out.  The chemical particles remain on furniture, walls,clothing and as they interact with oxygen create in excess of 200 poisonous gases and are cancer producing.  These carcinogens continue to contaminate the space for up to two weeks after the initial nicotine delivery device has been extinguished.  It takes an enclosed environment up to two weeks to be...
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Smoke Free Movies Support For

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, April 5, 2012,
Smoke Free Movies has launched a series of print advertisements in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and other publications. This advertisement first ran in the March 21, 2012 edition of Variety.

[National policy report, March 8, 2012]

What the U.S. Surgeon General just said about the R-rating:

“Studies have shown that movies deliver billions of images of smoking to young audiences...The evidence is sufficient to conclude that there is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the m...
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