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

Less secondhand smoke = fewer middle ear infections

A new study underscores the dangers of secondhand smoke to children.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society in the Republic of Ireland have found fewer cases of middle ear infection in American homes with less secondhand smoke.

Said the lead author, Hillel Alpert, who is with [...]

To minimize kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke, live in a smokefree community

So you’d figure that if your kids are growing up in a non-smoking household, their exposure to secondhand smoke will be pretty minimal, right?

Think again. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that children who are raised in smokefree homes and live in smokefree communities have less cotinine – a byproduct of cigarette [...]

New study: Most kids in apartments are exposed to smoke, even if they don't live with smokers

Children who live in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke even if they live with non-smokers, according to a new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center. Researchers found that an astounding 84 percent of kids who lived in apartments had been exposed to tobacco smoke.

Amazingly, 70 percent of children in detached housing had  been exposed [...]