Miami Beach commissioners ban cigarette smoking at public beaches and parks

Miami Beach City Commissioners voted on Wednesday to ban cigarette smoking and other tobacco products on the city’s public beaches and public parks.

The proposal was sponsored by Miami Beach Vice-Mayor of Miami Beach Alex Fernandez

“There are the right butts on the beach and then there are the wrong butts on the beach and the wrong butts are the cigarette butts,” said Fernandez.

The vote passed 5 to 1 with only City Commissioner Ricky Arriola voting against it.

“We shouldn’t be enforcing a law like this, said Arriola. “Police have much more important pressing matters with regard to public safety to pursue than

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