Hi Casion, what a sad day for you..
Whilst vaping is totally legal and you are not setting fire to anything or emitting noxious fumes, your workplace will reserve the right to dictate on this issue and you can't insist... a lot of education of colleagues and management staff would be needed to reverse the decision for you....and you may not succeed.
i would be interested to hear on what grounds they have decided to ban you from vaping.
your health....not applicable
fouling the atmosphere...n/a (or boiling the kettle for a teabreak would be forbidden too)
distracting you from work (productivity) ....n/a and in fact if you have to leave your station to go outside and take a nic break it will reduce your productivity due to time away from your work station...and there's the concentration issue too...have you seen this excellent article in the Wicked archive? You might want to print it out for your employer to take a look, here's an extract:Nicotine boosts attention,
precision, motor skills,
speed and memoryhttp://dengulenegl.dk/English/Nicotine.html
hmmmmm, maybe you could file a counter-complaint...against blind prejudice.
Sadly, even educating the complainant and getting their complaint retracted won't necessarily restore your vaping options, but if you were to take it on that would be the place to start...however I'll bet nobody will openly admit to being the one who complained, so where would you start?
If you're still permitted to vape in a room used for breaks, how does that tally with another worker having complained? Only forbidden at your desk? Sounds like management's issue rather than a co-worker who might also use the break room?
Ah well, one day we'll laugh at all these prejudices....
hope you get well-practised at stealth-vaping in the meantime