It’s time to handle Santa’s ‘issues’




In case you haven’t heard, Santa is now a nonsmoker. He did it without even using a patch.

Actually, he didn’t do it; anti-smoking crusader Pamela McColl did it for him. She took it upon herself to edit the beloved 200-year-old poem, “T’was the Night Before Christmas,” removing the line (and accompanying illustration) about Santa drawing on a pipe and smoke encircling his face like a wreath.

McColl, a former smoker, is concerned that children will be encouraged to smoke by visualizing Santa with a pipe.

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