If You Don’t Smoke, This Company Gives You 6 Extra Vacation Days

To make up for time smokers take for cigarette breaks, Japanese company Piala Inc. is giving non-smoking employees six extra days of vacation.

A spokesman for the company said, "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."

Around 35% of Piala employees smoke in a country where nearly 22% of people smoke. Japan has one of the highest smoking rates in the world.

"I hope to encourage employees to quit smoking through incentives rather than penalties or coercion."-Takao Asuka, CEO of Piala Inc.

Is this fair?

Photo: Flickr - Shannon Holman

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