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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 the same way that smoke-producing tobacco products are restricted. Breathe DC encourages restricting all ENDS in smokefree places.

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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 people's access to deadly tobacco products and potentially curb cigarette smoking among young adult DC residents.

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Asthma and Air Quality Awareness

Breathe DC and the DC Asthma Coalition joined Clean Air Partners on May 2nd to spread the word about Air Quality Awareness Week and World Asthma Day. We celebrated the theme “Show How You Care About the Air” and reached hundreds of local residents.

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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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