No more smoking in Starbucks
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By Shiela Reyes, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 06/11/2011 6:03 PM | Updated as of 06/11/2011 6:03 PM
MANILA, Philippines – In line with the call of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to make Metro Manila a smoke-free region, Starbucks Philippines has announced that “all Starbucks stores nationwide will be smoke-free.”
The popular coffee store made the announcement through posters in its stores citing compliance with Section 5 of Republic Act 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003.
“All previously designated smoking outdoor areas will be converted to non-smoking,” the statement said.
The smoking ban campaign of Starbucks will be effective on Monday, June 27.
Last May 30, the MMDA, together with the 17 local government units (LGU) of Metro Manila, prohibited the lighting up of cigarettes in bus terminals, waiting sheds, schools, hospitals, recreational places and inside public utility vehicles as part of a joint campaign to protect Filipinos from secondhand smoke.
Data from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization showed that smoking kills 10 Filipinos every hour, or 80,000 every year.
ok, i get the fact that we should be concerned about the non smokers. but don’t the smokers have rights too? i thought that the Philippines is a democracy? If they get bothered by the smoke, then they should just stay inside, where smokers can’t go in freely and light a cig, because of the non smokers.
you might be surprised to find out that second hand smoke is worse than firsthand smoke. that doesn’t give us many options. i’m not interested in dying of COPD or emphysema – that’s your choice. but giving me cancer because your smoke filters into my lungs? maybe it’s time to quit.
Second Hand smoke kills, but so do the smoke emmisions of those public vehicles. If you are really afraid of getting any respiratory disease, it is best to stay at home and sit beside an air purifier.
Starbucks can do what they think they should do and we can’t really do much about it. Though as soon as they implement the non-smoking thing, I will be moving to another coffee shop, it’s not like people go to Starbucks for their coffee.
If there are people who are irked about Starbucks being a no smoking establishment. There are other coffee places where people can express their “right” to destroy their lungs… 🙂
Why!? I respect the fact they we want to promote smoke free thingy but can they just do it like Singopre does, where they separate smoking tables from non-smoking zone.
we live by the democracy. smoke, drink, be merry for tomorrow we die. what happened to the separate smoking tables from non-smoking zone? lung cancer is not only because of the smoke from the cigarette. you can also get it at home, by just mearly frying dishes. goodbye starbucks!
we live by the democracy. smoke, drink, be merry for tomorrow we die. what happened to the separate smoking tables from non-smoking zone? lung cancer is not only because of the smoke from the cigarette. you can also get it at home, by just merely frying dishes. goodbye starbucks!