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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Ocean City rejects smoking ban

By Associated Press

The Atlantic City boardwalk. Atlantic City's City Council passed a total smoking ban that went into effect in 2008.(AP Photo/Jose F. Moreno)


The Ocean City Council has rejected a smoking ban throughout the resort, instead creating voluntary smoking areas on the beach and Boardwalk.

A rule against smoking in the city's parks will be more strongly enforced.

Councilman Joe Hall suggested this week that cans, with labels requesting people use them for smoking, be put on the beach.

Resort residents and visitors testified for and against the ban. Ocean City resident David Fox said the Boardwalk looks like a dirty ashtray.

By Associated Press  | December 23, 2010; 11:12 AM ET
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Comments

I do not smoke. I have a lung disease. However, here is my opinion. If you are going to effectively ban smoking in any outdoor public area, you must also ban the sale of smoking-related products in that same area. Let me know how that works out, since I'm interested in some cheap beachfront property.

Posted by: sfstkt | December 23, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I do not smoke. I have a lung disease. However, here is my opinion. If you are going to effectively ban smoking in any outdoor public area, you must also ban the sale of smoking-related products in that same area. Let me know how that works out, since I'm interested in some cheap beachfront property.

Posted by: sfstkt | December 23, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

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