OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — It will soon be illegal to smoke on the beach in Ocean City.
The ban passed a second reading and public hearing unanimously during a council meeting on Thursday night.
Smoking is already banned on the boardwalk, recreational facilities, parks and playgrounds.
The new ordinance also bans the use of e-cigarettes on the beach.
Fines for violators would start at $100 for a first offense and reach $500-$1000 for second and subsequent offenses.
A statewide ban is also being considered for all public beaches.