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

District gets an F in tobacco control spending

The American Lung Association has released its annual report on how states and the District are doing in tobacco control, and the results are mixed for the District.

On the plus side, we got an “A” in the category of smokefree air. The grade was due not only to our strong smokefree workplaces law, but a measure the [...]

Update: Quitline continues despite ALA DC’s demise

As April winds down, so too does the American Lung Association’s DC chapter (see previous post). Finally someone in the local media covered this – WAMU’s Rebecca Sheir. The good news is that the quitline that ALA DC has been running will continue at United Medical Center, thanks to a grant from the D.C. Cancer [...]

American Lung Association's DC Chapter to Close

Go to the Web site of the American Lung Association’s (ALA) District of Columbia chapter, and you’ll see this:

ALADC to Close its Doors This Spring.”

The item explains that as part of a restructuring, the D.C. chapter, as well as those in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, will close soon.

You’ll also see this item, a bit [...]