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    Well, he was not smoking it in the paint locker: "outside my storeroom across the passage from his small paint locker". That should make a difference. (Depending of course on what was in the paint locker, how wide that passage is, how its ventilated etc.pp.)

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    If I were a lawyer, which I'm not, I would point out the obvious, that their policy did not cover e-cigarettes. Since the policy did not cover e-cigarettes, and the whole matter of concern was over a lit cigarette; this would be wrongful, unless they established a policy for e-cigarettes before terminating him.

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    They might have a policy about anything electronic, though. That would cover PVs. We just don't have enough information here.

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    Good point.
    Sounds like they might have an issue with anything combustible and incinitory. Would the individual model of his e-cig would make a difference here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mosh View Post
    [...] Would the individual model of his e-cig would make a difference here?
    Nope. They all work pretty much the same. A nichrome wire that can get glowing hot.

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    This is a sad situation, where both sides can be understood. No, an electronic cigarette should not be used in an area of explosion danger, any more than someone would light up a tobacco cigarette. E-cigs are in court, after all, seeking to be declared a tobacco product, a cigarette. There might soon be no distinction at all - legally - between them.

    Worse would be a hothead of the I-can-vape-anywhere school of thought using one on videotape while filling up a car's gas tank. You want a ban tomorrow? A spot on the evening news? Please, use great discretion on where you whip out your cigarette-lookalike and puff those clouds of smoke-like vapor.

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    Take him to the court, you will win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalBob View Post
    This is a sad situation, where both sides can be understood. No, an electronic cigarette should not be used in an area of explosion danger, any more than someone would light up a tobacco cigarette. E-cigs are in court, after all, seeking to be declared a tobacco product, a cigarette. There might soon be no distinction at all - legally - between them.
    Not necessarily. There are a lot of tobacco products that don't involve actual smoke. Snuff, Chew, that weird Camel Snus thing. Just because it's being considered for regulation as a tobacco product, does not mean it's a cigarette. Seems to me that it's more of a pipe than anything. But I'm new at this. What do I know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koman View Post
    Take him to the court, you will win.
    Based on what?

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    Seems like a fairly harsh reaction to a single incident, especially since no one on either side seems to know exactly what they're dealing with. Maybe there's more to the story?

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