(CAPE GAZETTE) — Rehoboth Beach, Del. — Rehoboth Beach's slogan is "The Nation's Summer Capital," but this summer it could also be "Thank You For Not Smoking."
The city commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance banning smoking on the beach, Boardwalk, the Bandstand and in all city parks.
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The ban will take effect Thursday, May 15.
The ordinance allows the city manager to create designated smoking areas on the beach along the sand fencing between dune crossings. There can be no more than 20 smoking areas during the summer months - May 1 to Sept. 30 - and the areas must be 40 feet apart. Smoking is allowed within a 12 foot radius of a sign and cigarette receptacle that will be placed to designate the smoking area.