Ocean City has gone and done it, almost. They’ve voted to kinda ban smoking on the beach and boardwalk beginning May 1, 2015.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the new rule will work like this. Upwards of 150 red metal ash cans will be placed on the beach at intersecting streets and “near entry points on the east side of the dune.” Several others will be placed on the boardwalk. You can smoke as long as you are within fifty feet of a receptacle.
Outside of that radius, smokers will be charged fines anywhere from $25 to $1,000, the upper limit representing “a ‘worst-case scenario’ for non-compliance.” (What could they possible imagine is going to happen in a worst-case scenario?) Read More →