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City of Naples considers smoking ban at public beaches and parks

City of Naples considers smoking ban at public beaches and parks

NAPLES, Fla. — Some Florida beaches may look and smell a little different.

Cities across Florida have the option to ban smoking, and the City of Naples may be on board with adopting the new Clean Air Act.

This bans smoking at public beaches and parks.

Back in 2016 and 2018, Chad Merritt with Naples Community Services said the city discussed banning smoking at the pier and beach, but laws didn’t allow them to do it.

Duvane Jean said she takes her kids to Naples Beach and Baker’s Park in Naples all the time.

“I say ban it. We have to protect ourselves. We have to protect our kids, especially them,” said Jean.

Some smokers said it’s not fair that everyone needs to pay for the mess some leave behind. 

Naples City Council meets on August 17 to discuss if the beaches and parks will be a smoke-free zone.

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