To the Selectmen of Hampton: The undersigned legal voters of the Town of Hampton NH request you to insert in the warrant for the next Town meeting the following article:
Prohibit Smoking on all Town Beaches in Hampton
What it means: The petitioners are asking the Town to disallow smoking on town-owned beaches.
Those in favor say: Breathing second-hand cigarette smoke and catching cigarette butts between your toes can ruin a family day at the beach. The petitioners want to send a message that for the sake of everyone, smoking should be disallowed at the beach.
Those against say: The beaches for the most part are state-owned, so the state (not the Town) would need to change the rules.
Fiscal Impact: No Tax Impact.