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

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Know this: Three of the busiest U.S. airports are not smokefree

It seems appropriate that right before Thanksgiving, when so many people take to the skies, the federal government should issue an analysis of smoking policies in airports around the country.

I was somewhat surprised that any U.S. airports allow smoking indoors. But they do.

Of the country’s 29 “large hub” airports — defined as airports that accounted for [...]

News stats bolster need for smokefree laws

Eighty-eight million non-smokers –  including too many children — continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke.

So says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has updated its numbers on the number of adults in the U.S. who smoke and the number of people who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Here’s the latest from the agency:

While secondhand [...]