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VOL. 128 | NO. 107 | Monday, June 03, 2013

Starbucks to Ban Smoking Within 25 Feet of Cafes

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NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks customers will soon have to stamp out their cigarettes before approaching the cafes.

The Seattle-based chain said it would start banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores Saturday. Starbucks spokeswoman Jaime Lynn Riley says the intent is to expand the indoor no-smoking policy to the outdoor seating areas.

"If there were any concerns, we would hope to resolve it amicably." Riley said, referring to a customer who might be smoking within the restricted area.

The rule will apply to the 7,000 cafes owned and operated by Starbucks Corp., regardless of whether they have outdoor seating areas.

The policy shouldn't cause a big difference in many areas that already ban smoking within a certain distance of a business entrance.

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