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Picnic Anyone? DC Residents Get Together Outdoors

With physical distancing still an important part of stopping the spread of COVID-19, DC residents are staying safe while still finding a way to get together outdoors.

Recognizing and Breaking Smoking Trigger Patterns

Many smokers have “pattern triggers” or something that connects an everyday activity to smoking. Learn five common triggers and how to break free from them.

Rollie Rhymes: Tobacco Dead Ends

The “Tobacco Dead Ends” poem, the latest installment of poetry stories from our chief executive Rolando Andrewn, offers a look back at how Rollie started–and stopped–smoking.

Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey

Quitting smoking has many benefits, but it’s no easy task, especially quitting cold turkey. Explore the pros and cons, and learn 4 Steps to Quit Cold Turkey.

Rollie Rhymes: Chasing Kindness

In this installment of staff stories, our chief executive Rolando Andrewn shares an encounter with kindness he experienced in New York City in the1980s.

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.

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Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for our community, our partners and our donors. Thank you for supporting Breathe DC. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for our community, our partners and our donors. Thank you for supporting Breathe DC.

Are you registered for our Black Lives Must Breathe event tomorrow at 6PM online? Sign up now to join in the discussion about how tobacco impacts Black communities. #BreatheHealthy #healthjustice #DCQuits breathedc.org/BlackLivesMustBreathe ... See MoreSee Less

Are you registered for our Black Lives Must Breathe event tomorrow at 6PM online? Sign up now to join in the discussion about how tobacco impacts Black communities. #breathehealthy #healthjustice #dcquits breathedc.org/BlackLivesMustBreathe

Coronavirus is now the 3rd leading cause of death for Black Americans ow.ly/NtD030r5AR5. We still need to #stopthespread and #StayHealthy. #BreatheHealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Coronavirus is now the 3rd leading cause of death for Black Americans http://ow.ly/NtD030r5AR5. We still need to #stopthespread and #stayhealthy. #breathehealthy

Smoke-free living has health benefits for people and pets! Learn more and find a smoke-free apartment at dcsmokefreehousing.org #smokefreehousing #BreatheHealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Smoke-free living has health benefits for people and pets! Learn more and find a smoke-free apartment at dcsmokefreehousing.org #smokefreehousing #breathehealthy

Be kind to your lungs. #mondaymotivation #BreatheHealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Be kind to your lungs. #mondaymotivation #breathehealthy

Black communities are fighting back against decades of being targeted by tobacco companies pushing their deadly products. Breathe DC’s work is dedicated to advancing the movement to stop Big Tobacco and make health equity a reality. Learn more and support our programs at breathedc.org #didyouknow #fridayfacts #tobaccofree #healthequity #breathehealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Black communities are fighting back against decades of being targeted by tobacco companies pushing their deadly products. Breathe DC’s work is dedicated to advancing the movement to stop Big Tobacco and make health equity a reality. Learn more and support our programs at breathedc.org #didyouknow #fridayfacts #tobaccofree #healthequity #breathehealthy
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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.