Home News Featured News Netizens point out stupidity of teens who film themselves smoking on the...

Netizens point out stupidity of teens who film themselves smoking on the bus




- Advertisement -

In an act of brazen defiance, a group of teenagers took videos of themselves smoking cigarettes and electronic cigarettes on board a public bus and shared them online.

In the video, three boys can be seen seated at the back of an SBS Transit bus. One of them smokes an electronic cigarette, while the other two light up cigarettes.

Photo: Facebook / Shut Down TRS

In Singapore, a ban was passed in November of 2017, making it illegal for people to buy, use and own imitation tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, e-cigars and e-pipes.

- Advertisement -

The boys took a video of their act and posted it on social media app Snapchat. It was then downloaded and shared online. Many netizens called them out for not only committing illegal acts, but also for daringly sharing it online.


When their video was shared online, Singaporeans chided the boys for their stupidity and many urged the authorities to look into the matter.

Smoking under the age of 18 is an offence in Singapore, and those convicted are liable to a fine of up to $300.

Smoking is not allowed in most indoor locations in Singapore, that include public buses. Smokers are liable to a composition sum of $200 if caught smoking in prohibited places, or up to $1,000 if convicted in court.

Furthermore, under section 16(2A) of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act (TCASA), it is illegal to possess, purchase and use vaporisers in Singapore as of 1 February 2018. Persons found guilty of this offence can be fined up to $2,000.



Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Almost 8 out of 10 vote PN can’t survive GE 15 without UMNO

Almost eight out of 10 respondents on a Twitter survey voted that Bersatu will not survive GE-15 without UMNO, according to BFM radio survey held this morning (22/2/2021) during its Morning Run programme. Of the 206 voters (respondents) in the final countdown,...

Foodpanda rider called “Blur Sotong” by netizen

Singapore — A Foodpanda rider shared his unfortunate experience with a customer. He took to Facebook on Saturday morning (Feb 20), sharing screenshots of the conversation. Posted by Chan Okada SJ on Friday, 19 February 2021 The rider shared that the customer had asked...

Journalist claims Karen Mok is the only woman Stephen Chow has ever thought of marrying

Hong Kong -- Last year, comedian Stephen Chow's public and ugly legal battle with his former girlfriend over their finances gave a rare peek into the personal life of the fiercely private 58-year-old. It was reported that out of all the women...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg