Vaping: 67 offenders nabbed since 2018's ban on e-vaporiser use in Singapore

Number caught since February last year when it became illegal to buy, use or possess harmful or imitation tobacco products

"Nicotine Containing Products" shown at an e-cigarette meet at the Royal Academy in London in 2013. The HSA advised the public not to buy e-vaporisers, either from the Internet or from overseas. They should also discard those in their possession.
"Nicotine Containing Products" shown at an e-cigarette meet at the Royal Academy in London in 2013. The HSA advised the public not to buy e-vaporisers, either from the Internet or from overseas. They should also discard those in their possession.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Sixty-seven people were caught using electronic vaporisers (e-vaporisers) in the 10 months since they were outlawed last February, new figures reveal.

Another 245 have been nabbed for selling the devices in the last five years, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has told The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2019, with the headline 'Vaping: 67 offenders nabbed'. Subscribe