Coloring Book Contest!
In Your Eye Makes You Cry"
the new 18-page coloring book, “Smoke in Your Eye
Makes You Cry,” by artist and poet ‘Texas Tim’
Webb - an effective education tool for parents, schools,
medical professionals, guidance counselors and all interested
child’s health advocates in introducing anti-smoking
messages to young children.
books have been and will continue to be utilized for introducing
important health issues to the youngest members of our society
because they are a non-threatening, tried and true method
in reaching grade school children who are developing motor
skills and a foundation of ethical behavior. The American
Cancer Society and the Center for Disease Control encourage
parents to talk to their children “early and often”
about tobacco use. In light of this recommendation, this
coloring book acts as a marvelous tool to promote parent-child
dialogue simply from a parent reading the anti-smoking puns,
jokes and play on word poetry to their children. It is both
humorous and instructional, allowing the child to interact
with parents in an intimate setting but also providing an
opportunity for the child to take the initiative by coloring
the characters such as an Armadillo who looks similar to
Elvis that is singing while smashing a Sickarette ©
with his foot.
book belongs in every child’s ‘Survival Kit.”
– Denton A. Cooley, M.D., founder,
president and surgeon-in-chief, Texas Heart Institute
pursuit of happiness – the quest for a long and healthy
life - is the dream of everyone. Freedom and happiness come
to us easily if one is not chained to addictions. Each addiction
brings with it hidden consequences. Our children must learn,
at an early age, the dangers associated with addiction to
tobacco. The stories in this book attempt to warn our children
about the dire risk of nicotine addiction and the false
glamorous rituals that surround a burning cigarette.
– Texas Tim
the early explorers came to America centuries ago, they
found that the natives smoked a plant called tobacco.
The explorers took tobacco back to Europe, where smoking
soon became a popular habit on both sides of the Atlantic
Ocean. Little did the people of that day realize that
this habit would harm their bodies and make them prisoners
of tobacco. Now that medical science has shown what bad
effects tobacco has on the heart, lungs, brain, and other
organs, smoking must not be allowed to continue. As this
habit dfisappears, smokers will no longer be respected
or accepted by society. So, don't be tempted to try tobacco.
Refuse the offer of a "puff", and stay away
from smokers. Second hand smoke is harmful too. The stories
in this book teach the lessons and the dangers of tobacco
in a delightful way. This book, belongs in every child's
"Survival Kit". The knowledge will serve them
from childhood through adulthood into their parenthood.
Remember that there is a good reason why smoke rhymes
with choke and croak. Be a community model, lead a clean
life and stay healthy!
A. Cooley, M.D.
of Surgery and President