While it won’t be a law, the beaches of Hampton, N.H. are being directed to be smoke-free by the town’s selectmen after residents overwhelmingly supported the idea at the recent Town Meeting.
The five member board was not expected to support the ban as three members had concerns about the ban’s enforceability as well as the additional strain it would place on the town’s police department. However, they felt that installing signage could at least help to curb smoking, according to a report by SeacoastOnline.com. Selectman Rick Griffin called it an action that would respect the will of the voters.
The signs will be installed at an as-yet-to-be-determined date over the summer.
Hampton is home to approximately 15,000 residents.