On Thursday, the Lewes City Council will once again discuss banning smoking on its public beaches, the latest update in the ongoing effort to outlaw smoking in all public beaches along the Delaware-New Jersey beaches. Lewes has been eying the measure before summer began and it will likely have to wait until winter before any new law could be passed.
According to The News Journal, Thursday’s meeting will serve simply as a hearing, a vote on the measure would have to come in a separate meeting.
Both, Rehoboth, Del., directly south of Lewes, and Ocean City N.J., north of Lewes, have passed laws banning smoking on beaches in 2014.
Lewes is home to just under 3,000 residents and is situated in in eastern Sussex County.