What do you think of the new Starbucks smoking ban?
Starbucks has just ban smoking within 25 feet of all of their stores. This means no more enjoying a smoke with your coffee on the outdoor patio.
Everyone has to whine about something, apparently so did some Starbucks customers. What are they going to do if you smoke in your car? Ask you to leave?
Your car is your personal space. Outside Starbucks is not, it's in the public space.
I know of properties where you cannot even smoke in your car. They will ask you to leave.
Jay, not it is not. It is private. End of story. A public place is like a commonly used sidewalk built by the government or a street that one would be on driving their car.
...JThomp42....smart guy! Not really, but this is the Internet, so everyone is right and has their own opinions. I'm not getting into a argument. Good day!
there has never ever been a confirmed case of cancer from second hand smoke. That is just truth. The stuff just needs to be more concentrated and the heat plays a role.
I meet clients there from time to time and we go in the off hours. Guess what: big flabby retirees also go then. They are not pretty, they wear too much perfume, and consistently they fart to much. Who should be banned a 23 year old co-ed with a Virginia slim or an old farter like me? I heard they do not let those weirdos in the orange robes sit there anymore either.
Guess what? If you inject a rat with a large dose of nicotine it will kill it. But this one is better: If you injected the same rat with an equal dose of caffeine, it would kill it. Pick your poison!!!
Dana Reeve (Christopher Reeve's wife) died at age 44 of lung cancer...guess what? She was a non-smoker. Proof that second hand smoke "exisits" and while not "confirmed", I surely wouldn't want to take chances.
The rest of your rant, irrelevant.
Great, you drive your car there, do not smoke but die from cancer. Could it have been the car rather than someone smoking? Just the danged chemicals that give it a "new car smell" are carcinogenic. Could it have been in the pounds of sugar she used?
My grandfather died of cirrhosis, never took a drink in his life. Second hand drinking you suppose?
Don't care about your personal problems "Ericdierker." Just stating what happened to her. Don't like your attitude either. No one knows what causes any health situations in life. You could be extremely healthy, yet die from something unrelated.
Personally I think it's great. Smokers are entitled to do what they want but when it affects the health of the public, they really have to consider their behavior. I'm allergic to cigarette smoke so being around it makes me uncomfortable. Understandably in private I don't hang around smokers but in public sometimes I'd like to feel okay going out and not having to struggle to breathe.
That's at least interesting. I used to enjoy a smoke and coffee there about two years ago, but that hasn't been for a while. It was the perfect combination of relation. But I'm more curious about why they have chosen to do so and how it will impact their business.
I think it is a great idea, maybe the non smokers complained about having to walk through a waft of nicotine smoke as they entered Starbucks whilst they side stepped over the cigarette butt ends.
On their way to get an equally deadly caffeine fix. Politics are bull.
I support this decision. As a travel writer, I am often in states where smoking is allowed in most places. Therefore, as a non-smoker, I prefer this refuge in a pro-smoking state. Also, the sidewalk and parking space in front of Starbucks establishments are part of the private property they are in charge of. They have the right to ask people to leave their establishment when people are on their private property and not following their rules. If a smoker wants their Starbucks, they can get it and drive away to a place that allows smoking. Or they can just use a different establishment. This is exactly the choice I am faced with as a non-smoker when I must choose a restaurant in pro-smoking states. I don't get worked up about it. Neither should smokers.
I think it is a great thing you can still smoke but just 25 feet away from the store where people are enjoying there coffee they say second hand smoke is worse then smoking actual cigarettes.
Coffee with no cigarettes? That's ridiculous! I guess they're trying to lose as much business as possible, cause I won't go there any more.
by romper20 11 years ago
I see this all too much and it's been striking a chord recently within me. Do you see Parents or Adults in general smoking near their children or associated? Talk about extremely bad role modeling. Sometimes i feel like taking justice into my own hands but how can i they already have it in theirs.
by cjarosz 10 years ago
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by YvetteParker 12 years ago
How often are you around second hand smoke? Do you have concerns about 2nd hand smoke?
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by Cassie Smith 11 years ago
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