"At my store, we’ve been told to tell customers in the drive-thru that they can’t smoke because it is within 25 feet of the building. This seems like a really awkward thing to say to someone sitting in their car and most of us have avoided [so far] telling anyone in the drive thru [that they can't smoke]. Would you ask other baristas at drive-thru stores what their experience with this has been?"
OK; baristas: have you been ordered to tell drive-thru smokers to put out their cigarettes? Drive thru customers: have you been told not to smoke in your cars in the drive-thru lane?
I've asked Starbucks corporate to tells us what the official policy is. (UPDATE: No response more than a day after requesting comment.)