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

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.

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