Non-smokers want more time off

Smoking or non? Smokers, those who abstain disagree on workday impact

More than 80 percent of smokers said cigarette breaks were fair, while 25 percent of nonsmokers said they were not.

Eighty percent of nonsmokers believed they should get extra vacation days because they're not out smoking at work. Almost 25 percent of nonsmokers said one or two added days would be enough, and 14 percent of nonsmokers said seven days would do. Those surveyed said they would do so if they got 11 extra vacation days in return. Be that as it may, 14 percent said at least 6 days would be sufficient.

The survey found that the average smoker spends roughly six days each year on smoke breaks at work.

Smokers in the finance and insurance industries, which are a big part of uptown Charlotte's workforce, were among the worst when it came to time wasted. When asked how many extra vacation days should be offered to nonsmokers to make up for that, 38 percent of smokers and 20 percent of nonsmokers said none should be offered.

One company has already implemented new incentives to boost work output.

The discoveries indicated non-smokers trust 3-5 additional days off would adjust for the season of their colleague's cigarette breaks.

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