Rise in vaping trend sparks worry

Despite e-vaporisers being illegal in Singapore since 2018, it has not stopped the number of cases involving them from growing over the years

An online poll of 1,500 Singapore residents found that of those who are currently using vaping products, 81 per cent had started using them in the last 12 months. This suggests that a significant proportion of vaping product users only started using
An online poll of 1,500 Singapore residents found that of those who are currently using vaping products, 81 per cent had started using them in the last 12 months. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ISTOCKPHOTO
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Despite being caught and caned for vaping in school, "Alex" (not his real name), continues to take risks.

Tucked neatly under his jacket sleeve, the Secondary 4 student sneaks his vape pen into school to get his nicotine fix in the privacy of a toilet and in class.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 28, 2021, with the headline Rise in vaping trend sparks worry. Subscribe