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

Evans tries to weaken D.C.’s smokefree law

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2) has introduced “emergency” legislation being considered today that would permit groups to smoke cigars at certain events (he is a member of one group that wants to do this on St. Patrick’s Day).
The Examiner has a pretty comprehensive story on it.

We urge smokefree supporters to contact the Council at and remind theml that the law is the law for very good reasons (worker and public health), and the Council should not bend it.

Granting exemptions not only would open the floodgates for others to seek similar exemptions, but would send a message that the Council does not take seriously the laws it passes. And of course, there would be health consequences for the workers at the events.
If you prefer to call the Council, contact information is at .

1 comment to Evans tries to weaken D.C.’s smokefree law

  • [...] to finally get a response from the mayor to the request we sent him many months ago to veto really bad”emergency” legislation sponsored by Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2) that would carve out an exemption to the smokefree workplaces law. Fenty not only ignored our [...]

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