The ban would include bars, bowling alleys and hotel rooms. Private clubs could continue to allow patrons to smoke and keep patrons 18 and under out or go smoke-free.
"I would love to not have any smoke in bars," said Alexandra Cowells, an Indianapolis resident.
"My grandfather actually died from lung cancer and emphysema so I'm a person who says no to smoking," said John-Payton Rowley.
Mayor Ballard can veto the measure. He will have to make a decision within 10 days of receiving the proposed ban on his desk.
If there is a veto, the City-County Council can put the proposal back on the agenda, re-vote and possibly override the mayor's decision.
"There are probably some establishments that smoking is probably part of their base," said Jason McGivern, a small business owner.
The measure could not go into effect before the Super Bowl unless the mayor pushes for emergency action on this particular ordinance. It's a move that is not expected to happen.
In the meantime, plenty of businesses like Old Pro's Table already have already taken the plunge and have gone smoke-free.
"Since we've been non-smoking we have been busier on the weekends," said Adam Wagner, general manager of Old Pro's Table. "It's also good too for your workers and for your employees. It provides a better work environment."
State representatives in the House passed a similar measure Tuesday afternoon. It will now go to the opposite chamber for consideration.