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

D.C. Council approves permanent exemption to smokefree workplaces law for cigar-smoking events

On the bright side, the huge exemption to the smokefree workplaces law just got just smaller.

The D.C. Council today approved a measure that would limit it to two events per year: Fight Night (a charity fundraiser) and the annual event held by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, to which Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) [...]

Third time's a charm -- not

flickr photo courtesy of HitTrophy

The D.C. Council is poised to yet again attempt to narrow the exemption it has been trying all summer to carve out of the smokefree workplaces law.

You may recall that language passed in June permitted 79 hotels to hold cigar-smoking events once a year. In July, the Council narrowed that [...]

Circumventing the public necessary to win smokefree exemption, Jack Evans says

Flickr photo courtesy of fashionfightspovertydc

It isn’t often that a politician admits that his strategy is to bypass the public so he can win.

But that’s what D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) told us yesterday when we ran into him outside the Wilson Building.

We were talking to Councilmembers about the large exemption the Council put [...]

Great time at Adams Morgan festival

To everyone who stopped by at Adams Morgan Day, thank you! It was great to say hi.

Smokefree DC’s table was in the health pavilion, on the tennis courts. We got a steady stream of people throughout the day. Most were unaware that the D.C. Council had weakened the smokefree workplaces law over the summer, so [...]

Come visit Smokefree DC at Adams Morgan Day!

flickr photo courtesy of accentedcolours

Smokefree DC will be exhibiting at Adams Morgan Day tomorrow, so come by and say hello!

We’ll be in the Health Pavilion at the tennis courts. We’ll be talking to festivalgoers about how the Council recently weakened the smokefree workplaces law and telling people what they can do about it. We’ll [...]