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

Coverage of sidewalk smoking issue

I meant to do a short roundup last week of coverage of the sidewalk issue but got busy. Here it is, slightly delayed.

The Washington Post had a thorough story. It was quite balanced and explained clearly that the proposal is not a ban and it comes with no enforcement mechanism.  Channel 7 also covered it, and The City Paper’s Loose Lips included a mention in his daily roundup.

It doesn’t appear as though many others picked it up, which makes sense, since it’s really not that big a deal - the measure approved on first reading by the Council merely says that business owners can ask smokers to step away from the doorway so smoke doesn’t come back inside.

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