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

Comments to FDA on e-cigarette rule

Below are the comments Smokefree DC has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the proposed rule to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products:

Amid the debate over the regulation of e-cigarettes, one key question looms: How dangerous to nonsmokers is the aerosol that emanates from e-cigarettes?

Initial research shows that it might be quite [...]

On indoor smoking, Herman Cain was on Big Tobacco's side

Herman Cain, the former pizza CEO now running for president in the Republican primary, worked closely with the tobacco industry and supported efforts to defeat smokefree workplace policies, Think Progress reports.

Cain was a lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association, and in that capacity met frequently with tobacco industry lobbyists. He even signed up for a [...]

“The industry should hold its board meetings in an alley”

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen today wrote one of the best pieces I have ever read about the evil nature of the tobacco industry and the culpability of the top brass in hundreds of thousands of deaths and cases of illness.

I’ve often wondered, as Cohen does in this piece, what the heads of the tobacco [...]