Good afternoon to you.
It's difficult to answer on the information you give. I suggest you keep a record of what you feel is 'persecution' so that you have evidence. If you are being treated differently to other smokers you will need to have some evidence of it. Although it is only evidence if in writing or not just your word against someone else's.
sorry I couldnt be of more help.
Well done on the reducing your smoking
. keep up the good work. It will be worth it in the long run.
Happy New Year