If smokers get work breaks, non-smokers want more vacation, study says
WASHINGTON - (FOX NEWS) -- The ongoing battle between smokers and non-smokers apparently extends to the workplace.
More than 40 percent of non-smokers believe they should get three to five extra vacation days per year, to compensate for all the time their smoking co-workers spend on cigarette breaks, a recent survey says.
A nearly equal percentage of smokers, however, believes that non-smokers are not entitled to any additional vacation days.
The average worker who smokes spends the equivalent of about six days per year on cigarette breaks, Joe Mercurio, project manager for the study, told USA Today.
But that average varies greatly by industry. The study was commissioned by Halo, a maker of electronic cigarettes.