The Dewey Beach Patrol says everyone being warned that smoking is prohibited is putting out their cigarettes without an issue. The lifeguards are letting violators off the hook with a warning, instructing them to smoke on the street rather than on the beach.
Dewey Town Manager Marc Appelbaum tells WBOC-TV (http://bit.ly/19F8PnH ) that smoking ban signs have been ordered and should arrive within the next week.
Rob Mason of the beach patrol says lifeguards give a soft warning and as long as people comply, they can go about their business. When the lifeguards start handing out tickets for a smoking violation, each will carry a $50 fine.