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

Petition update: That Metro rider next to you may be allergic to cigarette smoke

flickr photo courtesy of lanier67

Look around next time you ride a Metro bus or train. The person next to you may have asthma or be allergic to cigarette smoke. Judging from the comments on a recently launched Change.org petition calling on WMATA to enforce its no-smoking policy, there are quite a few Metro passengers who [...]

Sick of secondhand smoke in the Metro system? Sign this petition.

Flickr photo courtesy of brownpau

Jamie Berke got one whiff too many of secondhand smoke while on the Washington, D.C., Metro system.

So she decided to act. She has launched a petition to protect Metro bus and train passengers from the toxins.

Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer and heart disease, and aggravates respiratory illnesses. The U.S. Surgeon General [...]

Metro theory: Red Line was shut down because of an inconsiderate smoker

Okay. I know this site is all about secondhand smoke. But I can’t help but note this item, brought to my attention by a fellow Smokefree DC board member:

The folks at Metro — Washington, D.C.’s subway system – think that a careless smoker was responsible for the Red Line shutting down yesterday. According to their theory, [...]