Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the District of Columbia, a new report by the city’s Department of Health finds.
According to the report, nearly half of all deaths in the District are preventable. Tobacco use is responsible for a third of preventable deaths and 16.6 percent of all deaths in D.C.
Other causes [...]
That funky smell that stays in a room where someone has been smoking earlier isn’t just a bad odor. It likely indicates the presence of carcinogens.
A new report about thirdhand smoke – the lingering residue of tobacco smoke – underscores the need for indoor areas to be 100 percent smokefree.
The study, done by the Lawrence [...]
It’s official: If you own a business in D.C. and are having a problem with secondhand smoke drifting inside from smokers outside, you can post “no smoking” signs outside.
The D.C. Council today approved the so-called “sidewalk smoking” provision — a few lines tucked in a much longer bill (18-428) designed to curb tobacco use by minors. [...]
From Sunday’s New York Times:
Number of people in the U.S. who smoke: 46 million
Percentage who want to quit, according to government surveys: about 70 percent
Percentage of smokers who try to quit every year: 40 percent
Percentage of smokers who try to quit and success: 2.5 percent