Tag: smoking

Jail for man caught smoking in void deck, bruising officer and offering S$12 bribe

Singapore -- A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to jail after being caught smoking in a void deck, pushing one of the officers who confronted him, and then offering a bribe of S$12. According to a report in Today Online, Chinese national Liu Huibin  was caught smoking...

Man caught on camera after urinating at common corridor

A video of a man who was caught red-handed after urinating along a common corridor of an HDB block has gone viral. The minute-and-a-half-long clip was not only circulated on social media, it was also widely spread on WhatsApp Messenger. The video starts with a resident...

Youth vaping on a bus earns the ire of netizens

A video circulating online of a young man smoking an electronic cigarette has gone viral, earning him the ire of many netizens. The video, shared on Wednesday (Dec 18) shows a young man who looks underage smoking an e-cigarette on board a public bus. His...

22 years old and on the brink of death from constant e-cigarette use

by Ivan Couronne With a raging fever, vomiting and diarrhea, Gregory Rodriguez thought he had some kind of bug when he checked himself into the emergency room at a New York hospital in September. Two days later, he was unconscious, hooked up to an artificial lung...

Saudi Arabia’s new 100% shisha tax sparks fury

A decision to impose a 100 percent tax on bills at restaurants that serve shisha has ignited criticism on social media in Saudi Arabia, where the water pipes are a popular pastime. The furore has also been fuelled by confusion over how the tax is...

US to ban flavored vaping products as lung disease cases surge

by Issam AHMED US President Donald Trump's administration announced Wednesday it would soon ban flavored e-cigarette products to stem a rising tide of youth users, following a spike in vaping-linked deaths. The move could later be extended to an outright prohibition of vaping if adolescents migrate...

Smokers allegedly fined for stepping just barely outside yellow box

It has been nine months since Orchard Road was officially declared a No Smoking Zone, National Environment Agency (NEA) officers have stepped up their punishments, meting out harsher sentences. Earlier today, a video circulated of NEA officers talking to smokers standing just outside a...

‘Asthmatic’ Priyanka Chopra called a ‘hypocrite’ after photos of her smoking go viral

Priyanka Chopra received backlash from the public after photos of her surfaced on social media showing her smoking. She once claimed she has asthma and the photo showed her smoking, along with her mother and husband Nick Jonas. A fan was the one who took the...

Man claims NEA officers smoked and littered at his premises, wants to fine them himself

Netizen Mohd Rafeeq Rafeeq took to Facebook on Friday to share photos and a video of two people he alleges are National Environment Agency (NEA) officers, who can be seen smoking outside a building. In his post, he claimed that the supposed officers were...

All tobacco products soon required to have health warnings and standardised packaging, said MOH, but more needs to be done to reduce smoking

On Wednesday, October 31, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that all tobacco products will soon be required to assign 75 percent of box or packaging space to graphic health warnings and to have standardised, plain packaging. Health professionals agree that this is a...