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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.

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.

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There’s still time to take our latest tobacco quiz for a chance to win $25! breathedc.org/quiz ... See MoreSee Less

There’s still time to take our latest tobacco quiz for a chance to win $25! breathedc.org/quiz

Health equity and health justice are at the heart of what we do at Breathe DC. We launched 10 Years ago on a mission to help Black communities fight back against decades of being targeted by tobacco companies and their deadly products. To support our work, go to breathedc.org/donate ... See MoreSee Less

Health equity and health justice are at the heart of what we do at Breathe DC. We launched 10 Years ago on a mission to help Black communities fight back against decades of being targeted by tobacco companies and their deadly products. To support our work, go to breathedc.org/donate

Over 50 participants have entered our weekly tobacco quiz! Don’t miss your chance to win $25 and test your tobacco knowledge: breathedc.org/quiz #tobaccoquiz #quitsmoking #breathehealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Over 50 participants have entered our weekly tobacco quiz! Don’t miss your chance to win $25 and test your tobacco knowledge: breathedc.org/quiz #tobaccoquiz #quitsmoking #breathehealthy

Smoke-free air is healthier air. Get tips for ging smoke-free at home at dcsmokefreehousing.org #smokefreehousing #BreatheHealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Smoke-free air is healthier air. Get tips for ging smoke-free at home at dcsmokefreehousing.org #smokefreehousing #breathehealthy

A new edition of Rollie Rhymes shares a snapshot of Rollie’s tobacco story, from starting to quitting. What’s your tobacco story? Read Rollie's Tobacco Dead Ends at breathedc.org/rollie-rhymes #quitsmoking #tobaccofree #breathehealthy ... See MoreSee Less

A new edition of Rollie Rhymes shares a snapshot of Rollie’s tobacco story, from starting to quitting. What’s your tobacco story? Read Rollies Tobacco Dead Ends at breathedc.org/rollie-rhymes #quitsmoking #tobaccofree #breathehealthy

It’s quiz time! Test your tobacco knowledge with our Seniors & Smoking quiz + enter to win $25: breathedc.org/quiz #tobaccoquiz #breathehealthy ... See MoreSee Less

It’s quiz time! Test your tobacco knowledge with our Seniors & Smoking quiz + enter to win $25: breathedc.org/quiz #tobaccoquiz #breathehealthy

Pregnant and trying to #quitsmoking? Get advice, access to free resources and support, with no judgment! Join us for our August 11th Online Chat. Sign up at breathedc.org/momsquit #tobaccofree #BreatheHealthy ... See MoreSee Less

Pregnant and trying to #quitsmoking? Get advice, access to free resources and support, with no judgment! Join us for our August 11th Online Chat. Sign up at breathedc.org/momsquit #tobaccofree #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.