Actually, this is not 'power to the people', it is a special interest group putting pressure on politicians to enact legislation that limits individual freedoms. I don't smoke, but I don't support a ban on smoking on the beach either. What I do suggest is stiff penalties for those that choose to litter the beach - with cigarette butts or other trash. $1000 per offense, plus 4 weekends of community service spent cleaning trash from the beachfront sounds like a reasonable deterrent.
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