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

Every state will have smokefree workplaces by 2020, CDC predicts

flickr photo courtesy of mae.noelle

By 2020, every state will have laws protecting nonsmokers in bars, restaurants and other workplaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts.

That estimate is based on the rate at which states have been adopting smokefree workplaces laws. We went from zero to 25 between 2000 and 2010.

The CDC estimates [...]

Bismarck, North Dakota, makes bars smokefree

smoker no. 85 by filtran, courtesy of flickr

If they can do it in North Dakota, it can be done anywhere.

North Dakota’s capital city is making bars smokefree. Voters this week approved a smokefree bar measure by 60 percent. What’s more, they rejected a proposal for outdoor smoking huts.

The final tally: 5,273 voted to make [...]

American University student collecting butts to make point

American University student Noah Jacobs isn’t giving up.

Intent on making the school’s smokefree areas mean something, Jacobs recently took a bag full of cigarette butts in to the president’s office to make his point.

He also delivered a letter calling for the school to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke.

The president wasn’t there, but Jacobs showed the [...]