"The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,While some complain that taking out a line that Clement Moore wrote a hundred years ago is censorship, the author wanted to help Santa kick his smoking habit.
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath."
"I'm not telling people not to read books, and anyone is free to go out and buy one of the many other editions of this book. But smoking is going to kill one billion people in this century, and that needs to be discussed."On the other hand, the publisher easily found this in a child's email letter to Santa:
"I also want my Mom and Step Dad to stop smoking. Pretty Please."What do you think? Read the article (or any of the many others online just google "Santa smoking" to find them), and let's talk about this change in a classic book. Is it censorship, or is it a good idea?