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Mini grant opportunities for DC Public housing residents

Breathe DC, with support from the DOH Community Health Administration, is awarding grants of up to $2,500 for local public housing residents. WASHINGTON, DC- Breathe DC Inc. with support from the DC Department of Health Community Health Administration is offering four grant awards of up to $2500 each for residents in the District public housing […]

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Study: Strict parenting may reduce teen smoking

Parents who set limits are less likely to have kids who smoke, regardless of their ethnic and racial backgrounds, according to a new U.S. study. Researchers surveyed middle schoolers from diverse backgrounds and found those whose parents had an “authoritative” and “structured” parenting style were also more likely to be discouraged from smoking by their […]

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Millions at high risk for lung cancer should be screened yearly

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In a move that could affect millions of current and former smokers, a highly influential, independent panel of medical experts is recommending yearly screening for healthy adults between the ages of 55 and 80 at high risk for lung cancer. The screening would be done with low-dose computed tomography, commonly known as CT scans — […]

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Bloomberg Bans Use of E-Cigarettes in Public in NYC

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As one of his final acts as New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg signed into law a ban on using electronic cigarettes anywhere conventional cigarette use is prohibited. The ban is the latest – and last – in the billionaire mayor’s decade-long campaign against smoking. In 2003 the mayor signed into law a ban on […]

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Maryland colleges join movement to snuff out student smoking

About one-third of Maryland colleges and universities have decided to follow a recent national trend to ban smoking on college campuses. The majority of institutions clearing the air are community colleges and the ten campuses within the University System of Maryland, which adopted a system-wide smoke-free policy last year. Only two private schools in the […]

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Take Action! January is National Radon Action Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Throughout January, and all year long, the EPA is urging residents of communities across the country to learn more about the national effort to take action against radon. Visit the EPA National Radon Action Month web page for tips, tools, resources […]

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Asthma Care in the Winter

Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person’s quality of life. Most people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids. Breathe DC urges adults and children who suffer with […]

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IMPACT Partnership Program Empowers Parents of Children with Asthma

AmeriHealth District of Columbia, Children’s National Medical Center and Breathe DC partner to fight childhood asthma through IMPACT DC Nothing is scarier for parents than seeing their children clutching their chests in a struggle to breathe. To hear them coughing early in the morning. And late at night. To watch their eyes widen in fright […]

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FDA’s anti-smoking campaign to target teens

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Early next year, half a century after the U.S. surgeon general first proclaimed the deadly effects of smoking, the Food and Drug Administration will launch a public health campaign unlike any the federal government has ever attempted. Slick, data-driven and well-funded, the effort could cost up to $600 million over the next five years, all […]

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Creating Smokefree Homes

Breathe DC is proud to advocate for the adoption of smokefree housing policies in communities throughout the District. Like our local and national partners in this important work, we believe that smokefree homes mean healthier living environments for nonsmokers and smokers alike. Why do DC residents need Smokefree Homes and Housing? According to the U.S. […]

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