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

Comments to FDA on e-cigarette rule

Below are the comments Smokefree DC has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the proposed rule to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products:

Amid the debate over the regulation of e-cigarettes, one key question looms: How dangerous to nonsmokers is the aerosol that emanates from e-cigarettes?

Initial research shows that it might be quite [...]

E-cigarettes may be subject to Capitol smokefree policy

A move is afoot on Capitol Hill to protect nonsmokers from the unknown effects of the chemicals emitted by e-cigarettes.

According to a recent Politico story, some Democrats are calling for e-cigarettes to be included in the Capitol’s smokefree policy.

That’s absolutely the right thing to do, for two reasons:

1) We know that visible, smoke-like vapor comes [...]

Council chair cuts e-cigarettes out of smokefree parks bill

Flickr photo of Phil Mendelson courtesy of mar is sea Y

Last week, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to make all D.C. parks and bus shelters smokefree.

There’s just one hitch: The bill was weakened by the Council Chair, Phil Mendelson, who amended it on the floor.

His amendments, which we didn’t get until well after the [...]