It may still be winter, but local lawmakers are already taking a closer look at the health of beach-goers.
Lawmakers are reviewing a proposal by state Rep. Richard Morrison to extend the state's smoking ban outdoors, reports The Providence Journal.
If approved, the ban would prevent smoking at beaches, parks, playgrounds and other outdoor, recreational locations. A vote on Morrison's proposal has not been scheduled at this time.
We wanted to know what you thought about this state proposal. On Newport Patch's Facebook page Thursday, we asked users if smoking should be banned on beaches.
Comments on Facebook were short, but loud and clear:
YES... No more nasty butts on the beach - Erica Wood
Absolutely - Keri Beth LeClair
YES - Kim Norton-O'Brien
YES - Renae Raposo
What do you think about this issue? Should smoking be banned at the beach? Tell us your thoughts in the poll or comment section below.