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

Questions about Wisconsin’s smokefree law?

Wisconsin’s smokefree law takes effect July 5, and Smokefree Wisconsin has set up a website where people can submit questions.

Under the law, all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants, will be smokefree.

Heart attacks in England drop after smokefree law is passed

More proof of the health benefits of smokefree workplace laws: Heart attacks dropped 2.4 percent after England’s smokefree workplace law took effect in July 2007. That translates into 1,200 fewer people per year who are rushed to emergency rooms with signs of heart attack.

This is according to researchers at the University of Bath’s Tobacco Control [...]

To minimize kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke, live in a smokefree community

So you’d figure that if your kids are growing up in a non-smoking household, their exposure to secondhand smoke will be pretty minimal, right?

Think again. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that children who are raised in smokefree homes and live in smokefree communities have less cotinine – a byproduct of cigarette [...]

D.C. candidate forum: entertaining, informative

I just got back from D.C. for Democracy’s candidate forum. It was quite an entertaining show. D.C. for Democracy did a great job running the forum and luring candidates – most of the people running for local offices showed up, including the Mayor Adrian Fenty, Council Chair Vincent Gray and five Councilmembers (Kwame Brown, Jim Graham, Phil [...]