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

Smokefree DC urges D.C. Council to regulate e-cigarettes

Smoke from an e-cig

Little did I know when I testified before the D.C. Committee on Health this week about the need to regulate e-cigarettes that I was sitting next to a convicted felon.

Bruce Bereano, representing the Maryland Association of Tobacco and Candy Distributors, sat next to me on the first panel. He was pompous [...]

New year, new smokefree laws

On Jan. 1, a strong smokefree workplace law took effect in Savannah, Ga. (See earlier post for details.) It was one of many local laws slated to take effect this year.

Similar smokefree workplace laws that cover bars and restaurants will take effect in Lowell, Indiana; Brentwood, Missouri; Creve Coeur, Missouri; Jefferson City, Missouri; Devils Lake, North Dakota; Frisco, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Fitchburg, [...]

78.9 percent of U.S. population covered by smokefree laws

Whew. It’s been a busy couple of weeks … I was in upstate New York for a week, enjoying the scenery and being totally unplugged, swimming and canoeing and hiking. Yes, the whole state is smokefree, which is great of course. Returned to a pile of work.

Our friends at Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights have been [...]

Ever wonder how many in the U.S. are covered by smokefree laws?

Want to know which states have smokefree laws that cover bars and restaurants, in addition to workplaces? How about what percentage of the U.S. population is covered by indoor smokefree air laws?

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, which does a terrific job of keeping track of every last smokefree law and proposal throughout the country, has updated [...]