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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Thank You to Voya Foundation

Our thanks to Voya Foundation for their recognition and generous support of the "Our Air, Your Future: Creating Clean Air Advocates" collaborative

CDC: Protect Yourself with Pneumococcal Vaccines

The CDC has issued an advisory for adults to protect themselves with the pneumococcal vaccine. People can be carrying the Pneumococcal disease bacteria in …

July 13 DC Council Testimony

At a July 13, 2016 public hearing, Breathe DC urged the DC Council to restrict the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in …

July 7 DC Council Testimony

Breathe DC testified at the July 7 Council hearing on the proposed change to the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. The new law would limit young …