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Georgia’s largest public beach now fining people up to $300 for smoking or vaping

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. — Tybee Island is now fining people caught violating a smoking and vaping ban.

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The city banned smoking and vaping on all Tybee beach areas and beach crossovers in June.

A 30-day warning period ended July 1. Violators now face up to a $300 fine for violations.

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The $300 fine is the same amount as littering, bringing glass or breakable containers to the beach, disturbing dune vegetation or bringing pets on the beach, according to the city’s website.

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