Smoking restrictions will hit the beach and Boardwalk in Ocean City come May 1st.
And they will include electronic cigarettes.
Some council members favored an outright ban but the council eventually decided to go with a proposal that would carve out smoking areas on the beach and the Boardwalk with entry platforms.
This would still allow for the estimated 17 percent of tourists who smoke to light up.
The new smoking restrictions will rely on self-policing and there is no expectation that anyone will go to jail for smoking on the Boardwalk.