Danes: Smokers should pay for their smoking breaks

Smoking at work will soon be a thing of the past, lifestyle expert contends

Over half of Danes (52 percent) believe that work time shouldn’t include smoking breaks, according to a survey undertaken by Norstat for business advocate organisation Dansk Erhverv. smokfree

The news comes just a few months after the telecommunications company TDC announced that it would begin docking its employees pay if they smoke during working hours.

“There’s no doubt that people are more aware of the time that smokers spend smoking, and that has impacted on tolerance regarding extra breaks for smoking,” Rikke B Ørum, the head of HR at Dansk Erhverv, told Avisen.dk.

Read more: Copenhagen Post

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