Snellville Starbucks becomes smoke free

July 8, 2013 by  

The popular coffee chain Starbucks has made its Snellville store smoke free, as many companies and government offices in the area make a move to limit smoking on and around their premises.

As well as banning smoking in its coffee shops, Snellville folks wanting to have a cigarette with their morning coffee will have to step quite some way from the store.

The Starbucks ban will also see all outdoor patios be smoke-free. Further still, though, any area within a 25 feet radius of shop doors will also come under the ban.

In order to get the message across to its customers, Starbucks went for a novel business card printing practice.

The message said:

“We apologize for any inconvenience but we are complying with many current and future regulations.”

Poster printing and various other marketing online and in national and local press have also been used to get the message out there.

Whilst the move may upset many regulars who are used to working away on their laptops with a cigarette and coffee in hand, Snellville folks are getting used to a smoke-free environment.

Sometime ago, the city enacted a smoking ban. Aiming to eventually be 100% smoke-free, it is part of a list of more than 1,050 municipalities in the U.S. taking such action.

Georgia has its fair share of cities taking such action too, with the likes of Athens, Loganville, Peachtree City, and Savannah all being on the list.

The move by Starbucks came into force in mid-June. Rolled out nationwide, somewhere in the region of 7,000 stores will be affected by the new ban.