Kudos to the leaders of Surfside Beach for sticking to their commitment to make their area a better community by revising and approving a non-smoking ordinance.
We applaud Surfside Beach for coming up with a plan that fits within the legal guidelines issued by the state courts. We hope their efforts will spread to other cities in the region to enact non-smoking ordinances of their own.
In our local view, we still believe it would be best to have a consistent, statewide smoking ban and urge our state legislative leaders to work towards passing a statewide law.
In the meantime, the Surfside Beach plan is certainly better than nothing.