Casino, Starbucks Tackle Smoking, Alcohol

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Arizona Charlie's Las Vegas casino has created a no-smoking slot machine room. It cost $80,000 to clear a no-smoking zone. And in Seattle, a Starbucks has become the first to offer alcohol.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with news of businesses adapting. Arizona Charlie's Las Vegas Casino has now created a no-smoking slot machine room. The Las Vegas Sun says it cost $80,000 to clear a no-smoking zone, replacing the carpet and wallpaper - even cleaning smoke residue from the slot machines.

Then there's the renovated Starbucks in Seattle, the first to offer alcohol. You, too, could order a venti half-caff skim lager merlot.

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