My workplace which is comprised of several city blocks is banning all e-cigs and vaporizers. In August of 2013 my brother introduced me to a vaporizer. I purchased one simply to placate my brother with no intention what-so-ever of quitting cigarettes as I had tried all the doctor prescribed remedies, hypnotism and support groups to no avail. I was immediately taken by the vaporizer as it allowed me to get my nicotine fix, simulate smoking and I truly thought that perhaps there is hope for me yet. At first I would occasionally smoke a traditional cigarette when extremely stressed or my Mod was malfunctioning and I did not beat myself up about it. I rationalized that I have been a smoker for 30+ years and didn’t get to where I was overnight so it wasn’t realistic to think I would totally sustain overnight either. Still I am amazed at how easy I went from 3 sometimes 4 packs a day to a pack a week to an occasional cigarette in a very short time. Whereas I use to smoke traditional cigarettes throughout the day at work (outside at the designated location) I now Vape and have given up cigarettes. Within a couple of weeks my sense of smell improved. I was breathing much,much better and I can taste food and do not use as much salt and seasoning. I do not smell like cigarette smoke and I can honestly say I know of no negative side effects outside slight panic when my Mod or tank isn’t working properly. Unfortunately though I am now faced with the real possibility of losing my job or being forced into retirement as my workplace has issued a smoking ban and redefined smoking to include e-cigs and all vapor emitting devices. Perhaps I am not the average smoker and this shouldn’t affect me as it has but I am truly concerned. There is no doubt in my mind that I will sneak around to use to my Mod. I had a very traumatic and abusive childhood and smoking has always been my keep it together drug of choice. I have seen mental health counselors and they often prescribe anti-depressants which make me feel sluggish and disrupt my ability to function as needed for my job. So, nicotine is my coping mechanism for work and life related stress. I’m sure many non-smokers would say walk it off, exercise, take doctor prescribed medications, find other ways to cope but unless they can go back to early childhood and rewire my central nervous system to not respond a million and one triggers I would ask that they be thankful I found a way to manage my difficulties and still be a productive, working member of society and that reduces harm to me and anyone around me. I am looking into legal remedies for my situation but it may be cost prohibitive. I am asking any and all with a legal background to find a constitutional remedy for the vaping bash sweeping across the world. I would certainly join and support a class action suit brought on behalf of the vaping community and I’m sure many others would as well. The pockets are deep when you consider all the smaller bans taking place across the country based on the opinions of small groups of city council or workplace board members. It is too much monetarily for the individual to take on alone and I’m sure that’s what regulators are counting on.