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

While D.C. weakens its smokefree law, Montgomery and Howard strengthen theirs

Flickr photo courtesy of A Nu Life

While the D.C. Council is busy weakening the city’s popular smokefree workplaces law, neighboring jurisdictions are doing the opposite.

Montgomery County has passed a law making the common areas of multiunit housing, such as apartment and condo lobbies and laundry rooms, somkefree. It also requires the area within 25 [...]

Jack Evans’ arrogance knows no bounds

He’s at it again.

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2) has introduced a bill to carve out a permanent exemption to the very popular smokefree workplaces law, which made all indoor workplaces smokefree.

You recall that Evans tried this last year. He was successful in pushing through “emergency” legislation to do a favor his friends in [...]