Smokers versus non-smokers has always been the most common battle at workplaces. While smokers consider themselves righteous to take several cigarette breaks a day, non-smokers consider themselves harmed by the smokers, especially in terms of work productivity. A recent study revealed that non-smokers want supplementary days off to compensate for the smokers daily cigarette breaks.
The time spent on cigarette breaks differs from one industry to another
According to a recent study, above 40% of the working non-smokers consider they must receive up to 5 supplementary free days, each year, in order to counterbalance for the short daily breaks their smoking colleagues take.
On the other hand, 40% of the working smokers consider that their non-smoking colleagues should not be authorized to take supplementary days off.
According to the study’s author, Joe Mercurio, a smoker who works is taking cigarette breaks the sum up, in total, approximately a week per year.
The study also revealed that smokers who work in retail, insurance, finance, and tech are taking cigarette breaks that sum up to approximately 20 days, each year.
At the opposite pole, there are real estate employees who take cigarette break that sum up to only 5 days per year.
Smokers are ready to quit smoking at work for supplementary days off or financial motivation
Supplementary free days would make smokers quit smoking at work. Women admitted they’d give up cigarette breaks for an extra 11 days off, while men would do it for 12 more days of vacation.
Besides, the study revealed that the corporations lose productivity in a value of $156 billion due to diseases related to smoking.
Furthermore, the majority of employees (from 68% in the finance field to 93% of the entertainment workers) consider that corporations could give financial support for the employees to quit smoking.
This survey implied the answers of more than 1,000 Americans and was appointed by an E-Cigs manufacturer and retailer, Halo.