Smokers spend up to 40 min on breaks during work hours
Employees in Singapore who are addict reed to tobacco smoking can pass to 40 minutes to enjoy their habits on smoking breaks in the course of the usual working day.
However, their work productivity and how it may affect on is not an important thing for them.
In accordance with a recent study, smoking employees take at least one to four smoke pauses per day. Each smoke break lasts 5 to 10 minutes.
45% of those surveyed in the study said, when asked whether smoking people should be permitted to take smoke breaks during labor hours, that tobacco smoking is lifestyle choice of each person.
At the same time, the other respondents said that smoking should not be permitted in the course of labor hours as non-smoking population should be safe from the impacts of passive smoke and that work productivity can be broken unless for smokers come back to work.
The remaining respondents said that labor hours should be objectively disparted.
56% of those surveyed said that they supported a significant move in implementation of non-smoking zones in public areas and that there is no need for expansion.
The majority of the respondents said that they will respectfully ask for coworkers who light up at non-smoking areas to go elsewhere for their smoking activities.
30% said that they won’t stand near smoking people during their smoking process and to move away will be the most convenient decision for both them and smokers.
The most important question amongst non-smoking employees was the side effects of inhaling passive smoke.
Non-smokers as well were in anxiety about the smell that remains on clothes, so called third-hand smoke, after smoke breaks.
Nearly 2,300 respondents took part in this study led in July 2012. 19% of them pointed that they are current smokers.
There was as well reported in the study that generally speaking while smoking workers in do not think that smoking as an obstacle to work productivity, employers are likely to be influence by high absenteeism and lower levels of concentration.
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