I can't wait for the ban to take effect either. I used to smoke, and since quitting, it's so nice to come home from the bar and not smell like smoke. I shouldn't have to wear crappy clothes, or not bring my purse with me so it won't smell. From what I've seen, none of the bars around me have lost any business due to the smoking ban. I won't go into the ones that still allow it.
Yes, you can still smoke on patios as long as it's designated that way. Depends on the place I guess.
Hey! Who took the cork off my lunch??!