- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) - One of Maine’s most popular tourist destinations may soon be smoke-free.

The Cape Elizabeth Town Council is holding a hearing Monday to discuss a proposal to ban tobacco use at Fort Williams Park - home of Portland Head Light.

Under the proposal, anyone caught smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes or e-cigarettes or using chewing tobacco would be fined $250. If approved, the ban would be in place by summer.

The council in 2008 rejected a similar measure in favor of signs asking people to refrain from smoking. However, the Fort Williams Advisory Commission supports a ban because of concerns about secondhand smoke and littering.

Commission Chairman William Brownell tells the Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1sZLXJe ) this is good time to talk about a smoking ban because of improvements at the park.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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