62% of workers say smoking ban has improved their workplace

26-06-2008

62% of workers say smoking ban has improved their workplace
UK employees have broadly welcomed the smoking ban, with most people saying it has had a positive impact on their workplace.

Monster conducted the poll ahead of the first anniversary of the smoking ban on July 1st and found that 62 per cent of people believe it has improved their work environment, Online Recruitment reports.

However 34 per cent of those added that time is now wasted with co-workers leaving for a cigarette break, while 13 per cent said the ban had made no difference and 24 per cent were opposed to it.

The company calculated that the average smoker takes six ten-minute breaks during the average day, which adds up to an hour of lost time.

For those who have managed to give up smoking because of the ban, there are financial advantages in addition to work and health benefits. New research from Alliance & Leicester suggests that smokers who gave up when law came into force last year could have saved £2,200 by now

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