The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has identified and is investigating two 24-year-old men who were caught on camera vaping and smoking in a Sentosa cable car.
The agency discovered 11 e-vaporisers in their homes during a check after being alerted to the TikTok video.
The men are currently assisting in further investigations.
Mount Faber Leisure Group, the cable car operator, lodged a police report over the incident.
Smoking and vaping are prohibited in cable car cabins, and “no smoking” signs are displayed at all cable car stations and cabins.
HSA emphasized that it takes a very serious view of the possession and use of banned e-vaporisers and related items.
Vaping is illegal in Singapore, with fines of up to S$2,000 per offence for purchase, use, or ownership of e-vaporisers.
It is also illegal to import, sell or distribute such products under the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, with fines of up to S$10,000 and imprisonment for up to six months for the first offence.
Subsequent offences carry a fine of up to S$20,000, a jail term of up to a year, or both.
“The men had blatantly flouted the law by using an e-vaporiser and flaunted their illegal act in a TikTok video,” said HSA.
The TikTok video was originally shared by user shu2899, who has since set the account to private, but copies and screengrabs of the video were subsequently reposted on social media.
The clip shows one person smoking while another uses an e-vaporiser, and there were at least three people in the cable car at the time.
Before the cable car arrived at its destination, someone can be heard saying: “Keep, keep, keep!” The person with the e-vaporiser then proceeds to take one more puff from his device before putting it away.
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