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

Philadelphia pools, playgrounds, recreation centers to go smokefree

flickr photo courtesy of lysbyth

Way to go Philadelphia; Mayor Michael NutterĀ has signed an executive order making the city’s pools, playgrounds and recreation centers smokefree.

The change takes effect July 1. It’s great news for parents who don’t want their kids to be exposed to the toxins in secondhand smoke. And great news for the kids [...]

At American University, the wheels of progress turn slowly

flickr photo courtesy of larding's photostream

We have written previously about graduate student Noah Jacobs’ persistence in attempting to get American University to enforce its no-smoking areas around campus buildings. He has shot a video of scofflaws, collected cigarette butts and brought them to the president’s office, and sent letters to university officials. Smokefree DC, [...]