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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. It didn’t take long for animals to venture back into urban areas, for our waterways to clean up enough to allow aquatic life to return, and for our skies to clear up as air pollution is kept at bay.

5 Ways DC Quitline Helps Smokers Quit

If you are thinking about quitting smoking and would like some help, the DC Quitline might be just what you need to succeed. The Quitline provides free coaching—over the phone—to help you quit smoking. Not sure if the Quitline is the right resource for you? Check out these Quitline basics to help you decide.

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, threatening your life, and the lives of people you care about.

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.

Voya Financial Award

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.

World No Tobacco Day 2017

Tobacco threatens us all. But together, we can beat tobacco. Protect public health, reduce poverty and promote community development when you Say No to Tobacco. Learn more about saying no now.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Secondhand smoke causes more than 7,300 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM). Learn more about how you can minimize your risk.

Sponsor 2020 Camp Breathe Happy Youth Asthma Camp

Summer fun, recreation and learning await children with asthma at Breathe DC’s Camp Breathe Happy. Join us in making this memorable educational and recreational experience possible. Sponsorships start at just $1,500. Donations of any amount are welcome!