My daughter worked on a "Clean up our Beaches" project in middle school three years ago. At the top of their list of trash left on the beach was cigarette butts, which made up 80% of the trash they collected at Wrightsville Beach. Cigarette butts are not biodegradable. They're made of plastic materials. I've yet to meet a responsible, considerate smoker. Obviously they don't care that their mess gets into our water ways or anywhere else for that matter. We all share this earth and that includes our beaches that smokers treat as their personal trash can. It's the inconsidate, irresponsible actions of smokers they themselves have created that has lead to the smoking ban. Good for you Wrightsville Beach!
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