Should Non-Smokers Get Extra Vacation Days Since They Don’t Take Smoke Breaks?
Approximately 36.5 million adults in the U.S. smoke, according to Halo Cigs. The study found that when smokers take breaks, it adds up to about six total work days per year. So the question is: Should non-smokers get extra vacation days since they don't take smoke breaks?
Halo Cigs surveyed over 1,000 people about how fair smoke breaks really are. The results are surprising as both non-smokers and smokers think it is not fair. 80% of non-smokers and 62% of smokers said non-smokers should get more time off from work.
Here are some interesting statistics: Smoking-related illnesses cost over $156 billion in lost productivity every year, according to Halo Cigs. $5.6 billion of that is a result of secondhand smoke exposure.