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Secondhand smoke causes more than 7,300 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM). Learn more about how you can minimize your risk.
Summer fun, recreation and learning await children with asthma at Breathe DC’s 2017 Camp Breathe Happy. Join us in making this memorable educational and recreational experience possible. Sponsorships start at just $1,500. Donations of any amount are welcome.
The CDC has issued an advisory for adults to protect themselves with the pneumococcal vaccine. People can be carrying the Pneumococcal disease bacteria in their body without feeling sick. It can spread to the lungs, the blood, and even to the brain. The disease can be deadly for older people.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all year long, Breathe DC encourages women to learn more about breast cancer signs and symptoms, and ways to minimize risk. Tobacco smoke may increase breast cancer risk and should be avoided.
At a July 13, 2016 public hearing, Breathe DC urged the DC Council to restrict the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in the same way that smoke-producing tobacco products are restricted. Breathe DC encourages restricting all ENDS in smokefree places.
Breathe DC testified at the July 7 Council hearing on the proposed change to the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. The new law would limit young people's access to deadly tobacco products and potentially curb cigarette smoking among young adult DC residents.
Breathe DC and the DC Asthma Coalition joined Clean Air Partners on May 2nd to spread the word about Air Quality Awareness Week and World Asthma Day. We celebrated the theme “Show How You Care About the Air” and reached hundreds of local residents.
Summer fun, recreation and learning await children with asthma at Breathe DC’s 2016 Camp Breathe Happy, to be held July 31 – August 4, 2016 at the 4-H Patuxent Campgrounds. Camp Breathe Happy brings a traditional summer camp experience, combined with highly effective asthma control management and education activities, to more than 50 children from […]
Breathe DC chief executive officer Rolando Andrewn testified on May 1, 2014 before the DC Council Committee on Health, urging the District to invest in a comprehensive campaign to address the asthma epidemic. We join our allies in the DC Tobacco Free Coalition and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recommending that the […]
Breathe DC’s 2015 CAMP BREATHE HAPPY takes place August 9-13, 2015 at 4-H Patuxent Campground in Upper Marlboro. Enrollment for children with asthma, ages 8 to 12, will begin in the Spring. Space is limited and participants MUST BE DC RESIDENTS. To learn more and sign up, CLICK HERE >