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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 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.

Avantor Foundation funds Our Air, Your Future

Our thanks to the Avantor Foundation for their generous grant to Breathe DC to purchase ozone and particulate sensors for “Our Air, Your Future: Creating Clean Air Advocates.”

Breathe DC on WUSA 9

Breathe DC program outreach educator, Stephen Jefferson, joined WUSA 9 anchors Bruce Johnson and Leslie Foster to share tips and strategies to help smokers quit. Watch now >

Camp Breathe Happy 2017 Photos

Camp Breathe Happy welcomed 51 DC children with asthma to learn lifesaving asthma management skills while enjoying a week of sleepaway camp adventure! See the photos!

Do More 24 – Support Breathe DC

Breathe DC will join over 600 nonprofits throughout the Washington, DC area on June 8th for the Do More 24 community-wide fundraising event hosted by United Way of the National Capital Area.

Air Buddies builds asthma skills

Our Air Buddies program helped 25 DCPS school children and their parents learn to better manage their asthma, properly take medication and avoid asthma triggers just in time for summer break.