S. Bethany lat­est town to ban beach smok­ing

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - NEWS -

The South Bethany Town Coun­cil has voted to join other Del­marva beach com­mu­ni­ties in ban­ning smok­ing on public beaches. The or­di­nance, ap­proved on a 5-to-1 vote Fri­day, bans smok­ing on the town's beaches and pedes­trian dune cross­ings, start­ing Satur­day. Coun­cil­man Frank Weis­ger­ber, who spon­sored the or­di­nance, says his in­ten­tion is to en­cour­age health and pro­tect peo­ple from sec­ond­hand smoke. Lo­cal of­fi­cials say a sur­vey sent to prop­erty own­ers showed over­whelm­ing sup­port for the ban. Of­fend­ers will first re­ceive a warn­ing, then have to pay a $50 fine for fur­ther vi­o­la­tions. Signs will be added to in­form beach­go­ers of the change, and ex­ist­ing signs at dune cross­ing en­trances will be re­vised.

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