"This was a very difficult decision, as we have very loyal guests who enjoy sitting at the bar with a drink and a cigarette," said Cardwell. "These are some of my best and most valued guests, and I trust they will understand that I've made this change after long consideration, for the health and well being of both my diners and my employees."Smoking will still be permitted on the outdoor patio at the restaurant. Last summer Cardwell and business partner John Vincent Kennealy opened BC's Kitchen in Lake Saint Louis. That restaurant is also smoke free indoors.