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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.

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.

Community Updates

Breathe DC has canceled most in-person services, suspended some programming and updated several of our procedures for the health of our staff, participants and community.

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 project.

Yachad DC Helping Us Reduce Childhood Asthma

Thanks to our friends Yachad DC for working with our Breathe Easy program to help to reduce childhood asthma in homes throughout Washington DC area.