Enjoy a Breath of Fresh Air!
The Lewes Mayor and City Council created an ordinance in September 2009 banning smoking in seven City parks and two playgrounds in the corporate city limits. On December 8, 2014, Lewes Mayor and City Council amended the ordinance to include all Lewes public beaches.
Ash stash waste receptacles have been placed at the entrance of each park and beach for individuals to dispose of their cigarettes and cigars before entering, as well as signs posted stating the parks, playgrounds, and beaches are smoke-free environments. We encourage the use of the ash stashes in order to:
Lewes Smoke-Free signage
Therefore the City of Lewes established smoke-free areas within the city where smoking is prohibited. Smoking is defined as the burning of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or any other matter or substance that contains tobacco.
While voluntary compliance is expected, City code allows for issuance of citations for violations. Thank you for your observance of this law.
Download our Smoke-Free Initiative Brochure for more information and to view the new ordinance.
This smoke free initiative is made possible through the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention Community Contract. Funding for the Contract is provided by the Delaware Health Fund and managed by the American Lung Association in Delaware.