I walk the beach almost every day. Butts are only a small part of the problem. If you're going to ban butts, you have to ban soft drinks, baby diapers, kids plastic toys, food wrappers, cups, forks, busted coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas, napkins, baggies, surfboards and the remainder of an endless list of trash I see.
I understand the litter problem and do not condone it, but I also realize litter extends well beyond smokers butts. If you want to control litter, control it all, not just a select portion. This law wasn't about controlling litter as much as it was about controlling people. This was likely invoked by the same genre of the "Stop Titan" and "No Port Southport" crowd.
I'm a former smoker, smokefree for over 7 years now. The best thing I ever did for myself, but the last thing I want to do is be an anti-smoking nazi. I don't think Wrightsville Beach wants to be on the recordbook for that either, they already have enough image problems.
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