"Any Federal or State regulation of tobacco products should contain unambiguous non-preemption provisions, expressly clarifying that higher standards of public health protection imposed by State and Local governments are preserved."Congressional Advisory Committee on Tobacco Policy And Public Health (Co-Chairs: C. Everett Koop, M.D. and David A. Kessler, M.D.), Final Report, July 1997
District of Columbia
All workplaces, restaurants, and bars in Washington, D.C. are 100% smokefree. Workplaces went smokefree on April 3, 2006, and restaurants and bars went smokefree on January 1, 2007. Read Washington, D.C.'s smokefree law.
In Fall 2013, the Washington DC Council enacted a law that prohibits smoking within 25 feet of city parks and playgrounds, and at bus stops.
Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.
DC's 2017 Legislative Session: January 3, 2017 - December 31, 2018
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- 2/4/2016Corporate Interests Take Aim at Local Democracy
- 8/6/2015Blowing the Whistle on ALEC's Little Brother ACCE
- 7/7/2015Four Ways ALEC Tried to Ruin Your State this Year
- 5/17/2015Say no: States increasingly blocking cities and counties from imposing mandates on businesses
- 5/8/2015State lawmakers hate federal meddling even as they preempt local government
- 3/30/2015The ALEC-Backed War on Local Democracy
- 2/23/2015Govern Yourselves, State Lawmakers Tell Cities, but Not Too Much
- 10/1/2013DC Council bans smoking around city parks, bus stops
- 2/21/2013D.C. Council to consider extending smoking ban in public places
- 3/11/2010D.C. mayor okays smoking permit for two events in District
- 3/5/2010D.C. Council Legalizes Cigar-Smoking Events
- 3/2/2010Evans eyes cigar smoking exemption for large D.C. hotels
- 2/5/2010State Preemption of Local Smoke-Free Laws in Government Work Sites, Private Work Sites, and Restaurants United States, 2005-2009
- 1/19/2010Bill to combat sidewalk smoking moves forward
- 1/5/2010D.C. Council takes up tighter smoking restrictions
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