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

Neighborhood advisory council condemns D.C. Council's weakening of smokefree law

Here’s another silver lining to the day’s events: ANC 3F, whose treasurer is by Bob Summersgill, a member of Smokefree DC’s board, passed a resolution tonight opposing the Council’s weakening of the smokefree law. Here is the text:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3F

Resolution opposing the Special Event Exemption for Cigar Smoking

Whereas, the Surgeon General has determined* [...]

D.C. Council passes exemption to smokefree law - again

Here’s what the D.C. Council didn’t do today: It didn’t entirely repeal the broad exemption to the smokefree workplaces law that it passed “inadvertently” last month. The language would have permitted 79 hotels to have one cigar-smoking event each year.

But Fight Night, a charity fundraiser, will get to have cigar-smoking at its next event.

The language [...]

D.C. Council to vote Tuesday on smokefree exemption

In an attempt to correct its previous error, the D.C. Council tomorrow is scheduled to vote on a measure that would permit cigar-smoking at one event: Fight Night, a children’s charity fundraiser.

Recall that last month, the Council inadvertently passed a measure that would permit 79 hotels in the District to hold smoking events every year. [...]

Jack Evans’ arrogance knows no bounds

He’s at it again.

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2) has introduced a bill to carve out a permanent exemption to the very popular smokefree workplaces law, which made all indoor workplaces smokefree.

You recall that Evans tried this last year. He was successful in pushing through “emergency” legislation to do a favor his friends in [...]