With the chances of the Indianapolis City-County Council tonight overriding Mayor Greg Ballard’s veto of the recently passed smoking ban about as likely as me becoming the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, I’ve decided to offer up three quick steps into helping individuals who worry about going out to a bar, tavern or restaurant and being exposed to secondhand smoke.
1. Walk up to the door.
2. Read the sign and see if it says “smoking” or “non-smoking” establishment.
3. If it says “smoking” do not enter.
There are two really nice things about these instructions. One they are easily repeated. Two, they also work well with private clubs.