Ray Nicholson from Locharbriggs in Dumfries was refused entry onto a Stagecoach bus after trying to board with an electric cigarette in his mouth.
He was told to put it away if he wanted to travel on the bus.
Mr Nicholson spoke to ITV Border:
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