Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

Media misrepresents sidewalk provision as “crackdown”

Have you seen the stories about the city “cracking down” on sidewalk smoking? Don’t worry – the city is doing no such thing. That’s just alarmist rhetoric from the media, which is trying to find a story where there isn’t one.

Here’s the real scoop:

The D.C. Council is considering allowing businesses to voluntarily post “no smoking” [...]