Beach in South Delmarva May Add Smoking Ban

Leaders in South Bethany, Delaware are considering implementing a ban on smoking at the beach. South Bethany is currently the last community on the Delmarva coast without a public beach smoking ban. 

(Published Saturday, March 4, 2017)

The last community on the Delmarva coast without a public beach smoking ban is considering enacting one.

Leaders in South Bethany are weighing an ordinance prohibiting tobacco, vapor and marijuana use on the beach and in beach access areas. The News Journal reports it will get a second reading March 10 and could be passed in April.

Council member Frank Weisgerber is sponsoring the measure. He says the fact that South Bethany was the last beach town to not have a smoking ban was a factor in considering the change.

Weisgerber also says the council regularly sends out a survey to the town's 1,400 property owners and results show 72 percent favor a ban.