Non-Smokers Given 6 Days Extra Holiday To Counteract Smoking Breaks

A company in Japan has made the bold move to give all non smokers in their company 6 days of extra holiday compared to their smoking colleges.


Many ex-smokers might not want to admit it, but there are a few things we all miss about smoking. Definitely not the health issues or the waste of money, but going for a smoking break is normally one of them.


As a vaper you can use your e-cigarette almost anywhere, including the office without hurting anyone. But this also means that as an ex-smoker we notice when people go for smoking breaks, because that used to be us.


It makes you realise how much time smokers spend outside in the cold, and that can make the non-smokers envious. To many it seems that smokers are given more time off then their healthier co-workers. Morale of an office can really take a plummet, after all a smoker gets about 40 minutes extra off each day!


In the case of Piala Inc it was even worse as they were on the 29th floor. That meant that the average smoking break was about 15 minutes. And you can bet the smokers took at least 4 a day.


For the other co-workers then they had watch as their smoker colleagues got to work an hour less each day, yet get all the same benefits as them.


That it’s was such a nice touch to give extra holiday to the non-smokers. It gave the non-smokers the extra time their smoking colleagues got, and it gave the smokers an incentive to quit.


After it can be nice to take 10 minutes off work, but it is much nicer to have a whole day to yourself.


What makes it even more surprising is that this came from Japan, where the World Health Organisation rates as the worst for anti-smoking regulations.


But smoking breaks though aren't just bad for the office morale, but for everyone. In 2014 it was worked out that smoking breaks cost the UK economy £8.4 billion a year.


This seems like a great idea all round then, not only does it stop smoking being seen as a positive, but it gives smokers an added incentive to quit.


So if you want to make the switch from cigarettes and ditch the smoking break why not try one of our starter kits?


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