Butting Out in the Service Biz


FREDERICTON, N.B. — The server, sous-chef or bartender standing in a restaurant’s back alley feverishly sucking a cigarette is as common a scene in the restaurant industry as a smiling maitre’d. But, thanks to a new campaign quarterbacked by the New Brunswick Lung Association, some of the province’s restaurant staff is looking to butt out.

According to a report in Fredericton, N.B.’s Daily Gleaner, the lung association plus a handful of local eateries, are taking part. In fact, managers and employees are starting ‘quitting pools’ and establishing break rooms to provide staff with an alternative break destination; a Facebook page have even been created to market the cause.

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