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Office workers banned from taking cigarette breaks

Management at the Tamworth headquarters of Office Broker say a third of their workforce smoke. Photo: ITV Central

Workers at an office in Staffordshire have been told they can't leave their desks for a cigarette break because management believe productivity could be lost.

Management at the Tamworth headquarters of Office Broker say a third of their workforce smoke.

The Managing Director Jim Venables has taken the controversial step of banning all smoking breaks and instead hopes to boost output by giving all smokers electronic cigarettes which they can use at their desks.