Barefoot passenger vaping on train: SMRT looks for man on CCTV, makes police report

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Update on Feb 26:

HSA fines man caught on Stomp video using e-vaporiser on MRT: He says he found it on street

Original article:

SMRT has made a police report after a Stomper alerted MRT station staff about a man vaping on the train on the East-West Line.

In response to a Stomp query, SMRT Trains President Lam Sheau Kai said: “On Feb 4 at around 11.30pm, our staff at Simei MRT station received a report of a male commuter vaping in the train travelling towards Pasir Ris.

"Upon notification, we immediately checked with staff from other stations and examined CCTV footage for the man. However, we could not find anyone matching the description provided to us.

"We have since reported this incident to the police.”

Stomper Foong had shared a video of the man vaping while sitting cross-legged on the floor of the carriage.

"The guy walked all the way to the first cabin where he sat down on the floor even though there were empty seats," recounted the Stomper.

"He took off his shoes and kept rubbing his foot. He then started vaping and ignored the stares, looking at his handphone on his leg the whole time."

The Stomper said she alighted at Simei station and informed the station master about the man.

In response to a Stomp query, the police confirm that a report was lodged.

When contacted by Stomp, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said: "HSA is currently investigating the case.

"Persons who are caught vaping are liable to a maximum fine of up to $2,000 upon conviction."