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

North Carolina residents love new smokefree law

It always happens this way:  A city or state considers passing a smokefree workplace law that includes bars and restaurants. A hue and cry ensues. There is much debate, and some predict the end of civilization as we know it if the measure is enacted.

Then the measure passes. The sky, amazingly, doesn’t fall. Restaurants and [...]

North Carolina goes smokefree

Yes, even tobacco states can go smokefree. North Carolina, which produces about half the country’s tobacco, according to The Washington Post, went smokefree on Jan. 2. That includes bars as well as restaurants, making it a stronger law than Virginia’s (that state allows smoking in separately ventilated areas).  (Note that many localities in Kentucky, also [...]