Going tobacco free saves lives.

Tobacco can cause a significant decline in the quality of life the longer you smoke.

Smoking also affects the entire family when a family member smokes around them. This "secondhand" and "thirdhand" smoke can cause serious health consequences for nonsmoking family members, especially young children.




Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. Get FREE help and support from DC Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).


youth programs

DCTFC works to keep local youth tobacco-free. We partner with DC youth to promote peer leaders and trainers in a youth-talking-to-youth project called Teens Who Don't...DC Anti-Tobacco Youth Coalition.


living smoke-free

When you quit tobacco, the health benefits start fast! You'll quickly notice some of the benefits, while others will develop gradually over time to improve your day-to-day life.

Our History and Mission


The DC Tobacco Free Coalition (DCTFC) is a partnership of the DC Tobacco Free Coalition and the District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health). The Coalition was created in 2006, with financial support from District's tobacco settlement funds. Our mission is to improve the health of the District of Columbia residents by decreasing the morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco use and exposure through education, public policy, and advocacy using culturally & linguistically competent approaches.

With the participation of local health activists, health care providers, community-based social and health support organizations, we work to advance comprehensive tobacco cessation and prevention programming for DC residents aimed at reducing deaths and diseases caused by tobacco use.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, killing over 700 DC residents each year and causing a significant decline in the quality of life for every person who smokes. Smoking also affects the entire family when a family member smokes around them. It causes serious health consequences for nonsmoking family members, especially young children. DCTFC is committed to making sure all DC residents who smoke have access to smoking cessation treatment options so they can QUIT and stay quit for good.



Who are we? What do we do?


We are a coalition of DC based organizations and individual partners working together to educate the community of the effects and the harm of tobacco and second hand smoke.

We assist all DCTFC partners in planning, coordinating, designing and executing programs, projects and interventions that eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, prevent youth initiation, promote smoking cessation, and identify and eliminate disparities among specific populations. We work to build partnerships representing the diverse populations residing in the District of Columbia and to heighten awareness of the dangers of tobacco use through education. Collectively and collaboratively, we advocate for Tobacco Settlement funds to be used for funding tobacco control in the District.

What you can do: Join us

As a coalition partner, your role is vital to our success. You serve a particular group of individuals who trust and rely on you for information. By signing on with the DCTFC, you will become a key player in championing tobacco-free living, and relaying important anti-tobacco educational messages and resources to DC residents.  Click on the DCTFC membership application below to complete and submit your application online.

• DC Tobacco Free Coalition Membership Application

• Calendar of Monthly Meetings


• DC Tobacco Free Coalition By-Laws

• DC Tobacco Free Coalition Amendment to By-Laws 

• DC Tobacco Free Coalition Executive Members


Get In Touch, We Want to Hear from You


Have a question about our work? Interested in joining the Coalition? Want to volunteer, donate or get involved in an upcoming event? Let us know!


Contact details

Dr. Carla D. Williams, PhD
Chair, DC Tobacco Free Coalition

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