OLD ORCHARD BEACH — One of Maine’s most popular beaches is asking sunbathers to snuff the cigarettes.

Old Orchard Beach has posted signs requesting beachgoers to extinguish cigarettes before hitting the beach. The signs say, in English and in French, “Please do not use tobacco products on our beach.”

The Town Council passed a resolution in November that made the beach a voluntary smoke-free zone.

Hattie Simon, one of four local students who proposed the no-tobacco policy, tells the Journal Tribune it’ll make Old Orchard a “cleaner and more family-friendly beach.”

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