Soon, you could possibly see no smoking signs all over Pacific Grove. Wednesday night, the city council approved plans to stop you from lighting up at waterfronts, parks, recreational areas, and buildings surrounding the city's municipal golf links.
"I don't think people should be smoking in playgrounds or recreational areas. Those areas are made for a purpose especially with children around," said Councilmember Alan Cohen.
Council members said they also hope to preserve beach fronts. People we spoke with at Lovers Point Beach said they like the idea.
"I've told people to throw their cigarette butts away, on my walks. I mean there's a
receptacle 10 feet away and they can't walk over to that," said Gary McDowell, supports smoking ban.
Gary McDowell is a former smoker who hopes other cities on the peninsula consider the ban.
"I just got back from a beach in Seaside, and you've got a strewn of cigarette butts, cigar bu