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

City responds to Smokefree DC's complaint about illegal hookah bars

flickr photo courtesy of Garry Knight

The D.C. government soon will notify hookah bars that are operating without an exemption to the smokefree workplace law that they are breaking the law.

Smokefree DC notified the city in April about more than half a dozen establishments that were permitting smoking indoors without having a certificate of exemption from [...]

Tobacco use is leading cause of preventable death in D.C.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the District of Columbia, a new report by the city’s Department of Health finds.

According to the report, nearly half of all deaths in the District are preventable. Tobacco use is responsible for a third of preventable deaths and 16.6 percent of all deaths in D.C.

Other causes [...]