Japanese company gives non-smoking employees extra paid leave to compensate for co-workers cigarette breaks

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TOYKO (KWCH) A Japanese company started giving non-smoking employees extra paid leave to compensate for their co-worker's cigarette breaks.

The Telegraph reports that on Monday Tokyo's Piala Inc. gave it's non-smoking employees six extra paid holidays annually after they complained about the firm's smoking policy.

Piala introduced the perk last month, and the marketing employees have loved the change.

Company spokesman Hirotaka Matushima says the new policy inspired four people to give up smoking.