I don't smoke, but I've been around plenty of people that do smoke and I know how bad the habit is and often people take smoke breaks. It is not fair to those guys that are left working, while the "smoker" has to go take a puff. I'm not on my jobsites unless it's a special situation that requires me to be there. If I allow my guys to smoke on breaks, how do I limit the number of breaks and, personally, I don't feel I should pay them for those smoke breaks, especially when I know how much they will add up over time and how unfair it is to the non-smokers. I agree, that I would hate to pass up a good employee because of it, but I also believe employees should follow the standards set forth by a company.