A story in Thursday's Mercury talked about how a statewide smoking ban could succeed with peer pressure. Some tavern customers want to be able to smoke while enjoying a beer, while others would like to have a sandwich and a pint without the smell of smoke in the air.
One area establishment is taking a step in the right direction.
The Greshville Inn on Route 562 outside of Boyertown is offering a smoke-free environment on Monday and Tuesdays, according to a sign outside the restaurant.
I was in the restaurant on a recent Friday night, and a cloud of smoke hovered over the bar area. Fortunately for me, I spent most of the time at a gathering in an upstairs room.
Kudos to the owners for trying to create a healthier environment at least 2 days a week.