Re: Hookahs and Starbucks
I've smoked at one Starbucks with a group of friends and had no trouble. Of course, it was in an area with lots of hookah lounges and the culture was well-known. I wouldn't even think about doing it in a city where there was no knowledge of hookah. I don't really enjoy getting dirty looks from employees and other customers, even if technically I'm not doing anything wrong.
Mind you, Starbucks has the right to ask anyone to leave their property. If they feel some patrons are bothered by your smoking, they'll ask you to leave.
I do think it's BS when people get crap for smoking in a public place like the beach or a park.