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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach is the first beach town in North Carolina to ban smoking on the sand. Voters took to the polls and approved the ban that will likely go into full effect next spring by a margin of 65 percent for compared to just 35 percent against.

Earlier this year, Mayor david Cignotti said the town would first implement the ban through education before exercising the right to fine people who light up.

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Linda Vitek
2016 years 2 months ago

The signs at Wrightsville Beach will soon read “NO PEOPLE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH” The list of things you can’t do just gets longer and longer bu they keep raising the parking fees. I will not go there any longer. C’ya WB!!!!

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lizbelle
2016 years 2 months ago

Sorry for the inconvenience. Smoke does travel in the air and it is a health risk, both my husband and I ( former smokers) react immediately to smoke with vicious migraines that requires medication and often lasts the rest of the day. And he gets a burning lung pain. Do you know that there are hundreds of chemicals in the burning smoke? We go to the beach to get fresh air. So happy for this new law! You can quit. My husband was a 3 pack a day smoker,now he can’t tolerate it!

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Pompus Jerk
2016 years 2 months ago

Aren’t you the righteous one. Well I hope they ban your toxic plastic wrappers from the food you bring, or the plastic cups from the beer you drink on the beach you entitled jerk.

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The Voice of Reason
2016 years 2 months ago

This is certainly not surprising. As a former long-term resident of WB and a smoker, I can understand both sides. However, I will not be returning there on vacation. It is a shame that a few people ruinned it for everyone. I used to pick up other people’s cigarrete butts when coming in from a surf. I can certainly understand the ban from a littering stand point, but I used to see lots of other forms of litter as well, such as food wrappers, cups, soda cans, water bottles, etc. Therefore, I propose that all food and drink of any… Read more »

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Ken Gregory
2016 years 2 months ago

Maybe while getting rid of the wrappers and plastic cups they can get rid of some of the true eyesores, obese people wearing thongs!Sounds fair to me!

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