SINGAPORE — A total of 176 people - aged between 18 and 51 years old - were caught for possessing e-vaporisers at the ZoukOut 2023 dance music festival at Sentosa's Siloso Beach on 2 and 3 December.
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said in a media release on Friday (8 December) that these offenders were caught amid its operation, which is part of efforts to enforce the e-vaporiser ban in Singapore.
All e-vaporisers were seized and confiscated, while those who were caught with them will be fined.
Maximum fine of $2,000 for possession of e-vaporiser
The public are reminded that the possession, use or purchase of e-vaporisers is illegal in Singapore, and carries a maximum fine of $2,000. HSA will take stern enforcement actions on those who conduct illegal activities, such as the peddling of prohibited e-vaporisers to the public.
Those who have information on the illegal import, distribution sale or offer for sale of e-vaporisers can contact HSA’s Tobacco Regulation Branch at 6684-2036 or 6684-2037 during office hours (9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday).
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