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

Building owners soon will be able to post “no smoking” signs

The D.C. Council today took a solid step toward firming up the city’s smokefree workplace law and ensuring that workers aren’t exposed to secondhand smoke on the job. In unanimously approving on first reading bill 18-428, the “Prohibition Against Selling¬† Tobacco Products to Minors Amendment Act of 2009,” the Council clarified that building owners can [...]

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 [...]