No Smoking in all Starbucks branches in the Philippines starting June 27

Rustan Coffee Corporation (RCC), the operator of Starbucks in the Philippines, has decided to comply with the no-smoking campaign of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

All previously designated smoking outdoor areas of all Starbucks branches will be converted into non-smoking zones beginning June 27, 2011. So what this means is that you cannot smoke at any Starbucks branch whether inside or outside. They will also start putting up signages to remind their customers of the new policy.