Solidot | Japanese companies offer an additional six-day holiday to non-smokers


Japanese marketing company Piala has about One-third employees who are smokers who leave their desks to smoke during their daily work hours. The non-smoking employee complained to the CEO that the bird was unfair. The company subsequently announced that Non-smokers will receive six days of extra vacation every year. “I want to encourage employees to quit by rewarding rather than punishing or enforcing tactics,” he said in an interview. So far, some success has been achieved in this incentive measure. The company said four employees had decided to give up smoking after announcing the scheme in September. According to government data, about 20% of the Japanese smoke, although the number of smokers has dropped sharply in recent decades, but still one of the highest in the world.