Smoking on the beaches of Maui is likely a thing of the past. Last night, the Maui County Council voted 8-0, with one member excused, in favor of law that will ban smoking on county beaches, parks and recreational facilities.
Mayor Alan Arakawa has 10 days to approve the measure.
Maui County includes the islands of Maui, Kahoolawe, Lānai, Molokini and parts of Molokai.
If Arakawa signs the measure, Maui would join the counties of Hawai’i, Honolulu and Oahu as places where smoking is no longer permitted at public beaches.