The Consumerist blog has posted two accounts of Apple customers who turned in their computers for service only to be told that the Applecare warranties were voided due to secondhand smoke. In both cases, Apple employees reportedly refused to work on the machines because of either the “health risks of second hand smoke” or else a “bio-hazard” threat.
“They informed me that [my son’s] computer can’t be worked on because it’s contaminated,” one of the readers wrote to Consumerist. “When I asked for an explanation, she said he’s a smoker and it’s contaminated with cigarette smoke which they consider a bio-hazard!”
This stuff is just too good to make up. One might wonder if Apple is working on manipulating their customer base until they fit some sort of desired profile not unlike Lululemon (article here) discouraging the unslim from wearing their clothes.