*Stop* Smoking on the Beach (SAND only) and Beach Accesses on Folly Beach

*Stop* Smoking on the Beach (SAND only) and Beach Accesses on Folly Beach

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Amy Ray started this petition to Folly Beach Mayor and City Council

***Join us in letting our Folly Beach Mayor and City Council know that residents and visitors support a ban on smoking on the beach (sand only, this does not apply to businesses, streets, sidewalks or your residence) and beach accesses***

We all love the beach.  The waves, salty air, warm sand between your toes.  As residents and visitors of Folly Beach, these are lovely amenities we will never cease to appreciate.  It is clear how important the beach and waterways are to our community, both socially and economically.  

As residents, visitors and city leaders we work tirelessly to protect our most precious resources.  In 2016 Folly Beach was the first SC municipality to ban single use plastic bags, balloons and styrofoam.  Our little 6 mile stretch of sand led the charge to protect the environment.  

Additionally, we are fortunate to have groups and individuals dedicated to sweeping our beach year round.  During these sweeps, cigarette butts are the number one source of litter.  When wet, cigarette butts leech toxic elements into the water and sand.  Which is a real threat to marine and human life.  98% of cigarette butt filters are composed of cellulose acetate, a non biodegradable plastic.

Knowing these statistics fall right in line with plastic bags, balloons, styrofoam and straws isn't it time to eliminate the source of the problem and prohibit smoking on the beach and beach accesses?  

By signing this petition, you can have a direct positive impact on our wildlife, our ecology, and our community!   

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