By Brandon Longo

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — It may soon be illegal to light up on the beach in Ocean City this summer.

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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.

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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.

Credit: CBS3

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