Apparently, this is a serious thing. After a petition to ban smoking on all Hampton beaches was signed by 25 people and submitted, there is going to be a vote on whether or not this should become an actual thing.
Look, I personally think smoking is gross, but banning smoking in an open air public area? GTFO. You can't regulate EVERYTHING. It's OUTSIDE, not like you're in a room being clam-baked by cigarette smoke.