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The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has identified the two men who were vaping in a Sentosa cable car.
A 10-minute clip of three men riding in the cable car from the Imbiah Lookout station to the Merlion station on the Sentosa line was uploaded onto TikTok in Jan. 28, 2023.
The clip showed two men, one of whom was puffing on his e-vaporiser, and the other was smoking a lit cigarette, while filming the video.
Police report made after 3 teen boys filmed themselves smoking & vaping in Sentosa cable car [This clip has been edited] pic.twitter.com/YquTSy3Vds
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The third man did not appear in most of the video.
A police report was lodged in response to the incident.
Men “flaunted” actions and “blatantly flouted the law”
HSA said in a Mar. 24 press release that it was alerted to the TikTok video on Mar. 19.
In response to the incident, HSA said the youths had blatantly flouted the law by using an e-vaporiser and flaunted their illegal act in a TikTok video.
It has since identified the two men who were filmed vaping and smoking in the Sentosa cable car and revealed that the pair were both 24 years old.
On Mar. 21, HSA conducted checks at both of the men’s homes, where 11 e-vaporisers and 16 related components were collectively discovered.
Both men are currently assisting HSA in further investigations.
Public with information on e-vaporisers can call Tobacco Regulation Branch
HSA said it takes a very serious view of the possession and use of banned e-vaporisers and related items, adding that it will take stern actions against any individuals who contravene the law.
The purchase, possession, and use of e-vaporisers are prohibited in Singapore and offenders can be fined up to S$2,000,
Additionally, the import, distribution, possession for sale, sale or offer for sale of such products are also prohibited.
First-time offenders can be fined up to S$10,000, jailed for up to six months, or both.
Repeat offenders can be fined up to S$20,000, jailed for up to 12 months, or both.
HSA encouraged those with information on illegal activities involving e-vaporisers and under-aged smokers to call the Tobacco Regulation Branch at 684 2036 or 6684 2037.
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