Never though I would take up smoking. We are at 176 and heading over 200 AQI today. From NBC News:
Much of the D.C. area was under a code orange air quality alert on Tuesday afternoon, meaning the level of pollution in the air was high enough to create conditions unhealthy for anyone sensitive to poor air quality, or vulnerable to respiratory conditions.
Air quality deteriorated to code red for the D.C. area by early Wednesday.
According to research from Stanford University, being "exposed to wildfire smoke causing AQI of 150 for several days is equivalent to about seven cigarettes a day if someone were outside the whole time."