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Company offers non-smoking employees 6 extra days off to make up for cigarette breaks


November 27, 2019

A man holds a cigarette in his hand in a file image. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

TOKYO - A company in Japan is giving its non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid time off per year to make up for smokers' cigarette breaks.

The Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. introduced the perk after employees complained that they were working more hours than staff who took time off to smoke a cigarette, according to the Telegraph.


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