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In Memory of Rolando Andrewn

Statement from Lori Taylor, Executive Director of Breathe DC: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you that our CEO, Founder, Chairman, and friend of Breathe DC, Rolando Andrewn, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. As you reflect on the impact of his life […]

FDA Is Right: Ending Menthol Sales Saves Lives

Breathe DC applauds the decision by President Biden and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to move to end the sale of menthol flavored cigarettes.

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.

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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.

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