WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Like it or not, finding a place to smoke is becoming more difficult. Now Wrightsville Beach is considering a new smoking ban. It would make it illegal to light one up while working on that tan.
If the smoking ban passes, it would make Wrightsville the first smoke-free beach in the state. As it stands now, you can be fined for littering if you leave a cigarette butt in the sand. The proposed ban would fine smokers just for lighting up.
The majority of beachgoers we spoke with today said the ban could be a good thing. We spoke to a few smokers who did not want to go on camera. They said ban or not, they would still light up on the beach, but they would be more careful about it.
Also part of the proposed ban would be an increase in the littering fine. The town council will meet Thursday evening to discuss the proposed ban.