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Smoking ban at Oahu beaches moves forward

HONOLULU (AP) - A proposal to ban smoking on Oahu's most popular beach parks is moving forward, clearing a committee vote.

The Star Advertiser reports that a Honolulu city council committee voted 4-1 Tuesday to advance a measure that would ban lighting up at Kapiolani Park and its surrounding areas, Kuhio Beach Park, Duke Kahanamoku Beach Park, the beach portion of Ala Moana Park and Sandy Beach Park.

The full council will hold a public hearing on the measure on Dec. 5.

Bill sponsor Councilman Stanley Chang says he introduced the measure in response to complaints from constituents about cigarette litter and secondhand smoke.

Councilman Tom Berg cast the lone no vote.

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