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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — Wrightsville Beach city leaders voted 3-2 against being the first public beach in North Carolina to ban smoking.

WECT reported roughly 90 percent of the large crowd at the board of aldermen meeting was in favor of the ban.

Aldermen decided to vote against the ban on the beach mainly because of a difficulty to enforce it, WECT reported.

Wrightsville Beach aldermen rejected the same ban in 2010.

Surfside Beach and Atlantic Beach in South Carolina have smoking bans on the sand.