Monroe County bans smoking on public beaches, meaning no butts on Florida Keys beaches

Just over two months since a law took effect allowing local Florida jurisdictions to restrict smoking on their beaches and in government-owned parks, county commissioners for Monroe County have enacted such a ban. Commissioners adopted an ordinance in August that makes it illegal for people “in or on any County-owned public park or public beach to smoke, burn, ignite, inhale, exhale, or possess any cigarette, pipe, or other lighted tobacco product other than an unfiltered cigar,” officials said in a written statement.  Under the terms of the ordinance, violators can face an initial fine of $100 for the first infraction and $500

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