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42 percent of nonsmokers say they should get extra vacation days, survey says

Posted at 11:38 AM, Mar 01, 2018

More than 40 percent of nonsmokers feel they should get 3-5 extra vacation days, according to a survey.

E-cigarette maker Halo surveyedover 1,000 employed Americans about how fair they feel smoke breaks really are.

Twenty-eight percent of smokers also felt that nonsmokers should be given three to five extra vacation days. However, the majority of smokers, 38 percent, didn't think nonsmokers should be given extra vacation days at all.

The survey found that the average smoker spends roughly six days each year on smoke breaks at work. On average, Americans would give up smoking for 11 extra vacation days each year. Americans also believed companies should offer incentives for employees to quit smoking.

The survey comes after nonsmoking employees at a Japanese agency received an additional six days of paid vacation time.