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Sponsor 2016 Camp Breathe Happy

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Summer fun, recreation and learning await children with asthma at Breathe DC’s 2016 Camp Breathe Happy, to be held July 31 – August 4, 2016 at the 4-H Patuxent Campgrounds. Camp Breathe Happy brings a traditional summer camp experience, combined with highly effective asthma control management and education activities, to more than 50 children from […]

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Breathe DC testifies about asthma to DC Council

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Breathe DC chief executive officer Rolando Andrewn testified on May 1, 2014 before the DC Council Committee on Health, urging the District to invest in a comprehensive campaign to address the asthma epidemic. We join our allies in the DC Tobacco Free Coalition and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recommending that the […]

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Sign Up for Camp Breathe Happy

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Breathe DC’s 2015 CAMP BREATHE HAPPY takes place August 9-13, 2015 at 4-H Patuxent Campground in Upper Marlboro. Enrollment for children with asthma, ages 8 to 12, will begin in the Spring. Space is limited and participants MUST BE DC RESIDENTS. To learn more and sign up, CLICK HERE >

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Mini grant opportunities for DC Public housing residents

Breathe DC, with support from the DOH Community Health Administration, is awarding grants of up to $2,500 for local public housing residents. WASHINGTON, DC- Breathe DC Inc. with support from the DC Department of Health Community Health Administration is offering four grant awards of up to $2500 each for residents in the District public housing […]

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Study: Strict parenting may reduce teen smoking

Parents who set limits are less likely to have kids who smoke, regardless of their ethnic and racial backgrounds, according to a new U.S. study. Researchers surveyed middle schoolers from diverse backgrounds and found those whose parents had an “authoritative” and “structured” parenting style were also more likely to be discouraged from smoking by their […]

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Millions at high risk for lung cancer should be screened yearly

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In a move that could affect millions of current and former smokers, a highly influential, independent panel of medical experts is recommending yearly screening for healthy adults between the ages of 55 and 80 at high risk for lung cancer. The screening would be done with low-dose computed tomography, commonly known as CT scans — […]

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Bloomberg Bans Use of E-Cigarettes in Public in NYC

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As one of his final acts as New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg signed into law a ban on using electronic cigarettes anywhere conventional cigarette use is prohibited. The ban is the latest – and last – in the billionaire mayor’s decade-long campaign against smoking. In 2003 the mayor signed into law a ban on […]

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Maryland colleges join movement to snuff out student smoking

About one-third of Maryland colleges and universities have decided to follow a recent national trend to ban smoking on college campuses. The majority of institutions clearing the air are community colleges and the ten campuses within the University System of Maryland, which adopted a system-wide smoke-free policy last year. Only two private schools in the […]

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Take Action! January is National Radon Action Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Throughout January, and all year long, the EPA is urging residents of communities across the country to learn more about the national effort to take action against radon. Visit the EPA National Radon Action Month web page for tips, tools, resources […]

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Asthma Care in the Winter

Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person’s quality of life. Most people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids. Breathe DC urges adults and children who suffer with […]

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