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I had heart attack and i am going to quit smoking

Good afternoon to one and all, nearly 12 months ago i had a heart attack ,i ve done all the things the doctors have told me to do.I recently got a verbal warning to absents,witch in a way i agree with [sort off] the job has been OK.NOW thy are persecuting me because i smoke,thouse that know me say i,ve done well in cuting it down.Soon to be a nonsmoker,that is beteewn me and the doctor[personal] i am not the only smoker. wot grounds do i have to push this ferther if i have to ?
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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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
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