I tend to take several breaks throughout the day in order to clear my head of my work and relax (and smoke a cigarette). Typically there are 2-5 of these each day.
At my current company, there are no problems since I typically am in the office at 5:45am and leave at 4pm with over 9 hours at my desk.
I am taking a new short term contract position and am worried these breaks will result in my new coworkers seeing me as being lazy. I want them to understand I typically take a short break when facing a problem I don't understand.
How can I ensure my new coworkers do not view my break schedule and work habits negatively after starting a new job?