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

Heart attacks in England drop after smokefree law is passed

More proof of the health benefits of smokefree workplace laws: Heart attacks dropped 2.4 percent after England’s smokefree workplace law took effect in July 2007. That translates into 1,200 fewer people per year who are rushed to emergency rooms with signs of heart attack.

This is according to researchers at the University of Bath’s Tobacco Control [...]

New thirdhand smoke study underscores need for smokefree areas

That funky smell that stays in a room where someone has been smoking earlier isn’t just a bad odor. It likely indicates the presence of carcinogens.

A new report about thirdhand smoke – the lingering residue of tobacco smoke – underscores the need for indoor areas to be 100 percent smokefree.

The study, done by the Lawrence [...]