Updated November 26 at 6:26pm

Minding the gap?

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Minding the gap?


Does your company have policies that limit cigarette breaks?

• Yes – 28.6%

• No – 71.4%

Do you think smoking breaks are the same as regular breaks?

• Yes – 60.7%

• No – 32.1%

• Not sure – 7.1%

In your opinion, are smokers permitted longer breaks (overall) than nonsmokers?

• Yes – 25.9%

• No – 74.1%

How often do you see colleagues/employees step out for smoking breaks each day?

• Rarely – 57.1%

• Occasionally – 35.7%

• Frequently – 7.1%


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