Company gives non-smokers additional days off to counter smoke breaks
03 November, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Darrell Lopez
Additionally, the Japanese government holds a stake in Japan Tobacco, the multinational tobacco giant, which critics say compromises its smoking policy.
The rollout of the new benefit comes as other companies in Japan grapple with how to encourage their own workers to make healthier choices and as the government faces worldwide pressure to crack down on public smoking before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Non-smoking employees have been offered six extra days holiday after complaining that smokers were taking too many breaks.
The matter has been taken seriously by the Tokyo-based company, which is reportedly based on the 29th floor of an office block - making any cigarette break last at least 15 minutes, according to staff.
"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", company spokesman Hirotaka Matsushima told The Telegraph.
According to the World Health Organization, 21.7 percent of Japanese smoke. Smoking remains part of the culture and work environment in Japan, where it is common for companies to provide designated rooms for employees to smoke indoors.
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