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

Secondhand smoke wars: Kassi's story

 The smokers finally moved out from 1150 K St. NW, a 130-unit condominium building, this week.

 So ends a saga that involved the property management company, the condo board (which held a meeting and a hearing about the case), two property owners, a contractor, one attorney and multiple residents of the building. In the end, the [...]

Secondhand smoke bad even for smokers

As if smoking weren’t hazardous enough …

If you thought that a smoker’s secondhand smoke couldn’t pose any more of a health hazard to the smoker compared with the smoking itself, think again.

A new study in Environmental Health finds that secondhand smoke is indeed dangerous for those creating it – if the smoker is in an enclosed space. A person who smokes [...]

D.C. woman wins court battle with smoker

We’d like to tell you about a D.C. woman had so much secondhand smoke in her apartment that she hired a lawyer. The tale could be helpful to those of you who are dealing with smoke coming into your dwelling from another unit.

The case went through the condo board and then to court. In what is believed [...]