Mr Ian 340 Posts Specializes in mental health; hangover remedies. Has 15 years experience. Jan 17, 2009 If she gets one hour in breaks for the day - I'd not object to her using them anyway she wanted as long as it fitted in with the work that had to be done.@ 7 minutes/cigarette = 8 breaks.I'd set her a time tally chart - clock off and clock on then when her 90 minutes is gone every smoke after that is fraud (as she's getting paid for the time she 'works' not smokes).I'm a smoker and I take 'extra' number of breaks but I don't have the other breaks as well. My total time is probably the same as those who don't but if someone thinks I'm over doing it I don't object to being told.My smokes vary from 7 minutes to 3½ minutes on a busy day.