A Japanese marketing company based in Tokyo will now give their employees a little more incentive to stay away from smoking cigarettes.
Piala Inc, will now offer an extra six days of paid leave time per year to compensate for the time smoking staff members take on cigarette breaks.
A spokesperson for the company added: One of our non-smoking staff put a message in the company suggestion box earlier in the year saying that smoking breaks were causing problems. Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving non-smokers some extra time off to compensate.”
According to The Telegraph, four employees have already quit smoking thanks to the new policy.
According to the World Health Organisation, 21.7 percent of Japanese adults smoke, ranking it among the world’s highest in terms of smoking rates.