Čik-pauza is a cigarette break. The term čik refers to the filter of a cigarette. Smokers use this term frequently, but sometimes it is even used by non-smokers as a casual term for a quick break.
Čik-pauza usually takes about 5-10 minutes. Some like to prolong it as much as they can to chat with someone. Others just smoke a cigarette quickly to fulfill their needs and get back to work or whatever they are doing.
Usually, people don’t even have to ask a colleague from work to go together to čik-pauza. Coworkers tend to have a finely tuned routine. When the time is right for a break, a simple eye gesture invite is enough to signal that it is time for an escape.