The smoking ban in Kirkwood takes effect in just a few hours.
January 2nd, 2010 Kirkwood becomes "smoke free" as they say.
Both sides presented their arguments with passion before the voting in November but the voters passed the ban by a wide margin.
Some restaurant owners we spoke with say they'll have a "wait and see" approach when it comes to how they may make up for any lost business when it comes to patrons heading to neighboring municipalities that still allow smoking.
Some Kirkwood residents we spoke with say it was a "no brainer" when it came to voting for the ban. Others say the government is infringing on too much of our lives and business owners should be the ones who decide the smoking issue in their establishment.
The issue of heading to neighboring municipalities should be a moot point a year from now when the city of St. Louis and the St. Louis county bans take effect.