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Stanley Bronstein Interviews Pamela McColl

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, January 15, 2014,
Stanley Bronstein Interviews Pamela McColl - SuperChangeYourLife.com

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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Santa as an icon.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, 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.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, December 23, 2013,
‘Vaping’ Billboard Shows Santa Smoking E-Cigarette, Mirroring Old Tobacco Ads
www.medicaldaily.com

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


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French macaron cookies for Christmas

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, December 20, 2013,

French Macarons-Cookies with buttercream filling.

The ingredients are basic – however real care in measuring and in the technique makes the difference between success and failure with these very popular cookies sandwiched in butter cream.

Start by preparing your pans. You will need to create paper templates. Draw a series of 1.5” circles across a sheet of paper 8.5” x 14". This will then be placed under a sheet of parchment paper that has been cut to fit four baking sheets. Use th...


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Love is in the air

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, December 19, 2013,

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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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Holiday Music Crystallize with Lindsey Stirling.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, December 15, 2013,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI&

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98% of 1,000 kids ages 3-7 said they wished no one in the world smoked. January 2014 marks the 50th.Anniversary of the USA Surgeon General's report linking smoking tobacco to cancer. 2014 is the year to butt out.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, December 6, 2013,


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Midwife International article by Pamela McColl

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, December 6, 2013,

http://midwifeinternational.org/how-to-become-midwife/kick-the-tobacco-habit/

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Twas nominated for Small Business Concept Award - 2013

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, November 25, 2013,

http://sbbcawards.ca/nominee/grafton-and-scratch-publishers-2/

http://sbbcawards.ca/nominee/grafton-and-scratch-publishers/


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Chinese translation of Twas The Night Before Christmas by Grafton and Scratch Publishers

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

The Night Before Christmas
---By Clement C. Moore
1. Twas (It was ) the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
2. The stockings were hung
by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there.
3. The children were nestled
all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums
danced in their heads
4. And Mama in her kerchief,
and I in my cap,
had just settled down
for a long winter's nap.
When out on the lawn
there a...
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Gold medal for best cover - Children's Picture Book Category at Benjamin Franklin Awards 2013

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, June 15, 2013,


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Twas wins three 2013 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, June 15, 2013,


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Smoking in Movies - Academy Awards 2013

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, January 18, 2013,
Key points:

• 61% of all nominated movies featured smoking this year. 

• Smoking was heavy (50+ incidents) in nearly half of these films (47%, 8/17), including pipe-smoking in The Hobbit (PG-13)

• Half a dozen biographically-based films were nominated for 2012 — all with smoking. But only 25% of youth-rated movies with smoking (2/8) were biographically-based.

• PG-13 nominees delivering the most tobacco impressions (prelim.) in theaters include

• The Hobbit (Time Warner, 4.1 billion...

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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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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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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Comments from Kids in Newspaper on Parents Smoking

Posted by pamela mccoll on Monday, November 5, 2012,




All kids really want this Christmas is for their parents to stop smoking

More than half of children with a parent who smokes say that their one wish for Christmas is that their mum or dad give up smoking.

Kids say they would go without Christmas presents, give up their pocket money and complete their homework every night, if it meant their parents would quit their smoking habit.

Almost 98% of children with a smoking parent wish that they would quit, with three quarters worrying about their pare...


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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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Who Highjacked Santa ?

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, October 19, 2012,


Who highjacked Santa? The tobacco industry's commercial exploitation of Santa to sell cigarettes are worth raising when questions are asked about your adaptation of a classic.

http://bit.ly/Santa-Claus-Cig-Ads


Go to http://tobacco.stanford.edu/ and then Tobacco Advertising Thermes > Infants > Santa Puffing

Murad ads are dated 1920. Tareyton is from 1970 — so Santa imagery spans at least half a century of tobacco advertising.

Another way to find a set of Santa ads on this site, not quite as inc...
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Buzz Blog

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, October 16, 2012,

http://bookmarketingbuzzblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/santa-quits-smoking-is-it-right-to.html


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Clement C. Moore writes: I wrote this for my children, it was never meant to be published.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, October 10, 2012,
The poem was printed one year after it was written and it appeared anonymously. It was not until years later that Moore
 laid claim to it when he included it in an anthology of other work - all extremely different than the sentimental style of
Twas. Some scholars seriously doubt Moore wrote the poem. Many believe it was Henry Livingston's hand and that
 he is the true poet of Christmas Eve.
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Surgeon General's Media Release March 2012 in Spanish

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, October 10, 2012,

La Cirujana General da a conocer nuevo informe sobre el tabaquismo entre los jóvenes de los EE. UU.

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA
Jueves 8 de marzo de 2012
Contacto: Oficina de prensa de los CDC
(770) 488-5493

Más de 3.6 millones de jóvenes fuman cigarrillos

La Cirujana General de los EE. UU., la doctora Regina Benjamin, dio un impulso hoy a la lucha contra el tabaquismo entre los jóvenes con la publicación del Informe de la Cirujana General Prevención del Tabaquismo en los Jóven...


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CTV News Coverage - at Indigo Books - Children's Dept. looking forward to story time.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Friday, September 28, 2012,

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Happy to Post Guest Blogs and Reviews.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,

Send us your contact details and reviews,comments. Let's keep the discussion going. We post on
Christmas, Children's Books, Holiday Events, Clement C. Moore and the history of this poem,
Holiday Traditions, Great New Books for Children, Children's Health, Smoking Prevention, Literarcy,
Social Media, Parenting, Education.


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IGNITE A CONVERSATION AROUND SMOKING PREVENTION

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.
I...
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Net Galley Reviews Coming In September 4th. Day of Book Launch

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, September 4, 2012,

Received news that 68 requests for review copies just came in and we are starting to get written reviews. This project has become near and dear so good to get some fresh opinions on the edits we have made and to get a sense of the direction the wind of change is blowing in.
Pleased to find support and encouragement and praise for the illustrators. Quotable and memorable comments of the day:

" I am not a fan of smoking so this was a great idea fo me. "
"Very colorful illustrated children's book...


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Dasher

Posted by pamela mccoll on Thursday, August 16, 2012,
Finalized the design for Dasher the reindeer soft toy today and send it back to Merry Makers in California. Now it goes into production and will be ready for the big Christmas shows we are doing in Portland and in Mississauga in the fall.
Seasons is a huge Christmas themed show in Ontario and we are particating as a sponsor and bringing Santa with us.
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Blogging

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
I read today that if you blog five times a week you will get five times the traffic to your site.... amazing.
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Printing on demand

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
I have printed this book in the old fashioned way - by the truck load and I have them in distribution channels across North Smerica the old fashioned way. Yes we printed with FSC paper and vegetable inks.  I met a woman last night at a reception who was a first time publisher who was going to print on demand. It is something I don't know alot about and I wonder how this works out financially for a writer or self publisher.  I find it not impossible but challenging to be a small publisher espe...
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French and Spanish Editions are in bindery

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
It is just days away until the books are packed up in boxes and the distribution starts that we have been working on for almost a year now. It is not always the case that a publisher releases translations in the same year as launching the book but I felt there was a market for spanish and french books so I thought it would meet the market - so why wait.
The book is finding support and it is only every once in awhile that I find someone who says hands off the classics. The classics will always...
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Help spread the word International Book Project Inc.

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, In : Donate Books 
Donate Books

IBP accepts donations of many types of books. You can donate books by dropping them off Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm, at the IBP warehouse located at 1440 Delaware Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505. Click here for directions.

If you wish to ship books to IBP, download the PDF packing slip for instructions.

Condition
All donated books must be in excellent condition. Please do not donate books that have:

  • Broken bindings
  • Torn or missing pages
  • Excessive underlining or highlighting...


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Nominated for Global Ebook Award

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, May 6, 2012,

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Victor Denoble

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, April 21, 2012,

Philip Morris couldn't snuff out Victor DeNoble

New documentary lights up addiction scientist's story

Victor DeNoble moved to San Diego seven years ago
Victor DeNoble moved to San Diego seven years ago — John R. McCutchen
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6 p.m., Jan. 25, 2012
Updated 6 p.m. , Jan. 26, 2012

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MerryMakers Toy Makers for Reindeer

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, April 10, 2012,
Today we received the final sample of the wonderful toy that will be sold along with the book. It is the cutest reindeer and is areplica of the character on the cover red nose and all. There is one reindeer in the book with a red nose and his name is not Rudolph and his noses does not glow. He is special nonetheless and so we have made him into a 9" soft toy and he will be ready for the holiday season of 2012.  He is very soft and has a scarf and is the best reindeer ever.  We think we will s...
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kidsbookreview

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, April 7, 2012,

Spent Easter Saturday morning checking out this site out of Australia. Love their graphics and hope they take a look at Twas as it is going to be available worldwide as Atlas has reps everywhere. I would like to write a guest blog on their site and hopefully someone will review it and help get the word out there about the loss of the pipe.  I had a call from Merry Makers yesterday and the reindeer toy sample is flying here for Monday. Then it will take months to get the little character made ...


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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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Twas - "The Most Famous Poem in the English Language."

Posted by pamela mccoll on Tuesday, April 3, 2012,

Over three million books were published in the US in 2010 ( from available Bowker reports 2011). In addtion hundreds of thousands of English-language books are published each year outside the US. Book industry sales are declining and adult nonfiction print unit book sales peaked in 2007 and have declined each year since then ( Publishers Weekly Jan.12 2012)  Similiarly, bookstore sales peaked in 2007 and have fallen each year since then. ( Publishers Weekly Feb. 14 2012).
Despite skyrocketing...


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Last set of q and a for now

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, April 1, 2012,

 

1)      Rango, Babar, Madeline, Curious George, Three Little Bears, Frosty the Snowman. They are amongst many popular children’s tales that reference or have been illustrated to reference smoking. Do the copyright owners of these works have a responsibility to sanitize their stories to rid them of any smoking references?  

 

 It is a question of doing what you believe is important and what you believe will make a difference – even if it is a small thing.  I believe we all have a role...


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Media

Posted by pamela mccoll on Sunday, April 1, 2012,

 Santa Quits Smoking In New Edition   

    Of Best-Selling Christmas Classic

 

 

 

 

A new edition of the timeless classic children’s book, Twas The Night Before Christmas, is being released amidst controversy. The version being published by child advocate Pamela McColl has edited out references of Santa smoking a pipe. It raises the question: Should we alter a best-selling institution under any circumstances, even when doing so may save lives? It also puts a spotlight on the preventi...


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