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Pamela McColl Publisher of Twas The Night Before Christmas celebration second year of a smoke-free Santa Claus

Posted by pamela mccoll on Saturday, December 21, 2013,

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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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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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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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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.
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