California is getting ready to ban cigarettes on its beaches and for good reason. Cigarette butts are filthy and they are the most numerous items of litter found on any beach — including South Carolina’s. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Why do we let smokers trash them? It’s time to draw a line in the sand. It’s time to tell smokers to take their butts somewhere else. We don’t want them on South Carolina’s beaches.

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