OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — It may soon be illegal to light up on the beach in Ocean City this summer.READ MORE: North Philadelphia Shooting Leaves Teenage Boy Dead After At Least 20 Shots Fired, Police Say
On Thursday night, City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking on all Ocean City beaches.
Officials say if it passes a second reading after a public hearing on June 14, the ban would become law after 20 days.READ MORE: Philadelphia Restaurants No Longer Accepting Negative COVID Test For Indoor Dining
Smoking in Ocean City is already banned on the boardwalk, recreational facilities, parks and playgrounds.
The proposed ordinance would also ban the use of e-cigarettes on the beach.
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