Personally it never bothered me if co workers took smoke breaks. Even if the time added up to be more than my break time. I was more concerned about when it started effecting productive or started effecting me getting my work done. I can’t say it ever did.
So a system the pushes smokers for their time while working to light up never sat in my mind as good for moral.
A reward system that includes everyone gives someone who actually wants to quit something extra to work towards i think is an interesting why to go about it.
In Japan a company has decided to give all non smokers an extra six days off. Apparently it might have worked?
“I hope to encourage employees to quit smoking through incentives rather than penalties or coercion,” Piala CEO Takao Asuka told Kyodo News, explaining how he hoped the revamped vacation policy might serve as an incentive for smokers to give up tobacco. “At the time, at least four smokers reportedly nixed their nicotine habit as a result of the policy.”
I have a bad habit of biting my nails. If it meant I would get an extra week of paid time off, I would definitely try to kick the habit.