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Rollie Rhymes: A Tobacco Story

In this first installment of staff stories, our chief executive Rolando Andrewn uses poetry to share an experience he had with tobacco “back in the day” in New York City.

Until We All Can Breathe

Breathe DC is angered and outraged by the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We join individuals, organizations, and countries in condemning racism and its inhumane consequences.

Breathe DC Urges Tobacco Control Funding

Read Breathe DC’s testimony urging the Committee on Health to fund FY21 tobacco control programs at $1.9 million, as recommended in the Mayor’s budget.

Using a Pandemic as an Excuse to Pollute Our Air

As we struggle to survive the chaos caused by the coronavirus, something inspiring is happening. The natural world is slowly repairing itself. But will the public forget about clean air?

5 Ways DC Quitline Helps Smokers Quit

If you’re thinking about quitting, but a class isn’t a good fit for you, the free resources and support on the DC Quitline might be just what you need to succeed.

Smoking and Coronavirus: A Triple Threat

Did you know that smoking is a triple threat to your health during the coronavirus outbreak? Now is a great time to quit smoking, because coronavirus and smoking could be a deadly combination.

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Your chance to win $25 is DOUBLED this week! There's still time to take the Secondhand & Thirdhand Smoke Quiz at breathedc.org/smoke-quiz ... See MoreSee Less

Your chance to win $25 is DOUBLED this week! Theres still time to take the Secondhand & Thirdhand Smoke Quiz at breathedc.org/smoke-quiz

Did You Know: Menthol and tobacco are a deadly combination, especially for African American smokers. Nearly 9 of every 10 African American smokers prefer menthol cigarettes. #FactsFriday #livesmokefree ... See MoreSee Less

Did You Know: Menthol and tobacco are a deadly combination, especially for African American smokers. Nearly 9 of every 10 African American smokers prefer menthol cigarettes. #FactsFriday #LiveSmokefree

Our thought for you this Wellness Wednesday evening: Remember, you are BIGGER than your fears. If your fear is quitting smoking, we can help you conquer it: breathedc.org/cessation #WellnessWednesday #BreatheHealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Our thought for you this Wellness Wednesday evening: Remember, you are BIGGER than your fears. If your fear is quitting smoking, we can help you conquer it: breathedc.org/cessation #wellnesswednesday #breathehealthy

We're here for moms trying to quit smoking. Cessation classes. Counseling. Text to Quit programs. We have lots of options to help you get #smokefree and #BreatheHealthy Get started at breathedc.org/cessation ... See MoreSee Less

Were here for moms trying to quit smoking. Cessation classes. Counseling. Text to Quit programs. We have lots of options to help you get #smokefree and #breathehealthy Get started at breathedc.org/cessation

Hey guys, think lungs are the only thing damaged when you smoke? Think again. Quitting has a lasting, positive impact on your health, starting in just 12 hours of being smokefree. Breathe DC offers free help to quit. Learn more and sign up at breathedc.org/cessation ... See MoreSee Less

Hey guys, think lungs are the only thing damaged when you smoke? Think again. Quitting has a lasting, positive impact on your health, starting in just 12 hours of being smokefree. Breathe DC offers free help to quit. Learn more and sign up at breathedc.org/cessation

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Happy Fathers Day

Test your tobacco knowledge with our weekly quiz. You could win $25! A new week, a new chance to win. See you at breathedc.org/quiz ... See MoreSee Less

Test your tobacco knowledge with our weekly quiz. You could win $25! A new week, a new chance to win. See you at breathedc.org/quiz

Summer's here and the time is right for a healthy new you. Ready to go tobacco free? Free July cessation classes are enrolling now at breathedc.org/cessation ... See MoreSee Less

Summers here and the time is right for a healthy new you. Ready to go tobacco free? Free July cessation classes are enrolling now at breathedc.org/cessation
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Our Mission

Breathe DC makes every breath count by promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing lung disease throughout the District of Columbia, especially in communities affected by health disparities. We advocate for stronger laws and policies to safeguard healthy air and protect lungs from smoke, air pollution and allergens. Our public health programs empower youth and adults with lung diseases like asthma and COPD to lead fuller, more active lives.

Breathe America Alliance

Breathe DC is a proud member of the Breathe America Alliance, a national network of organizations dedicated to preventing lung disease, advancing public health and promoting clean air. Learn more about the Breathe America Alliance and its members.