The first Jersey Shore town to restrict smoking on the beach and boardwalk could go further.
Officials in Belmar are considering banning smoking entirely on the borough's beach and boardwalk.
The reason isn't health. It's litter.
Mayor Kenneth Pringle complains that you can't go 20 feet on the boardwalk without seeing a cigarette butt.
The town made waves eight years ago by restricting smoking to designated areas.