From Saturday, August 15th, smoking will be banned on the city's Borély, Bonneveine, Pointe-Rouge and Prophète beaches until October 31st.
The city ran a trial smoking ban on beaches last summer, but now local authorities are bringing back the ban for the summer season.
Les plages sans cigarettes !
➡️Le tabac est un fléau pour notre santé et celle de nos enfants.
➡️Un seul mégot dans la mer c’est 500l de biodiversité polluée
✅À partir de samedi nous allons interdire la cigarette sur les plages de Borély, Bonneveine, Pointe-Rouge et Prophète pic.twitter.com/DO9uIvZzip
— Benoît Payan (@BenoitPayan) August 11, 2020
It joins La Rochelle, where smoking on the beach was banned last year, while several French cities including Paris and Strasbourg have introduced smoking bans in some parks.
Marseille's Premier Adjoint Benoît Payan said that as well as the health problems of passive smoking, especially for children, cigarettes were a pollution hazard.
He tweeted: “Just one cigarette can pollute 500l of water.”