Twas4kids Up for Seventh Book Award Win.

September 8, 2014
US Book Awards. Decision out in November and this would be the seventh win for Twas The Night Before Christmas edited by Santa Claus for the benefit of kids. 

Mom's Choice Award for Twas The Night Before Christmas

January 21, 2014
Mom's Choice Award Winning Products Using: Twas The Night Before Christmas
Twas The Night Before Christmas (Gold )

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Dasher plush toy available through the publisher.

January 16, 2014

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Mom's Choice Awards

January 16, 2014
Dear Pamela,


It gives us great pleasure to inform you that the item below has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.


Item / Award Description:

Twas the Night Before Christmas
(Edited by Santa Clause for the benefit of children of the 21st century)
by Clement C. Moore
Illustrated by Elena Almazova & Vitaly Shvarov
Grafton and Scratch Publishers
Children’s Picture Books: Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals



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Stanley Bronstein Interviews Pamela McColl

January 15, 2014
Stanley Bronstein Interviews Pamela McColl -

Pamela says it was really quite something one September morning when the news media woke her up at 4:30 AM to discuss a 500 word media release she had written. That press release was about Santa going "smoke-free." News circulated through the New York Post...

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Pamela McColl's Biography

January 12, 2014
Publisher at Grafton and Scratch Publishing Canada.
2012 Published Twas The Night Before Christmas edited by Santa Claus.
2013 Wrote and published with co-author Laurie Adams Baby and Me Tobacco Free.
Director SAM Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada 
B.A. Canadian History minor in art history and sociology.
1984-2002 Corporate Art Consultant Vancouver BC Canada
1995 Publisher and writing endeavors.
2010 Consultant to the Winter Olympics Hospitality and Housing
Currently working on a...
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Surgeon General's Report on Smoking 50th. Anniversary January 16th. 2014

January 9, 2014
Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Health—50th Anniversary: 1964-2014

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December 25, 2013

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Santa as an icon.

December 23, 2013
Tell All The Kids: Santa Has Quit Smoking
Toddler's Icons Shouldn't Be Promoting Deadly Habits

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 23, 2013): All young children should be alerted - by parents, grandparents, and by the media - that, despite what they may see or hear this holiday season, Santa Claus quit smoking years ago, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, the man credited with persuading Kris Kringle to give up this deadly habit and set a good example for million...
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Santa mirroring old tobacco ads.

December 23, 2013
‘Vaping’ Billboard Shows Santa Smoking E-Cigarette, Mirroring Old Tobacco Ads

The e-cigarette company Vapor Shark erected a billboard depicting Santa “vaping.”

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