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‏“Let’s protect our children from tobacco” awareness campaign in Sure concluded.


The Department of Consumer Protection in South Sharqiyah Governorate concluded the “Let’s protect our children from tobacco” Awareness Campaign, which was organized to raise awareness of the hazards and dangers of using chewing tobacco with the participation of fourth and fifth grade students in the governorate's schools for 3 weeks.



The campaign included the definition of the authority, its competencies and its role in the society. The representative of the Department, Khamis bin Ali Al-Saadi, presented a number of lectures, including introducing the target population to the risks and dangers of tobacco use, the definition of its components, its types, and the economic, psychological and physical damage resulting from its circulation and the diseases it may cause, as well as the definition of the Authority's efforts in tobacco control in general.
The campaign featured examples of the types of chewing tobacco and addressed the diseases caused by its use. It also explained the penalties that may be imposed on anyone who violates the Consumer Protection Law.
The campaign included a number of schools in Sur, Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Jalan Bani Bu Hasan and Al Kamel Wal Wafi.



 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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