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Al-Seeb: Consumer Protection organizes a number of awareness activities

23/10/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Seeb, in cooperation with Al-Tawab Mosque and Al-Sharaija Women Council, has organized several awareness activities in order to instill the safe consumer culture among the consumers, and familiarize them with the health, psychological and economic damages resulting from smoking and tobacco, on the individual in particular and on the community in general.

 

PACP held a mini exhibit at Al-Tawab Mosque included samples of commodities that violated the law, and those that were pulled off the market, in addition to banned items including clothes and products that violate the morals and public order, and also, samples of fake and counterfeit commodities.

 The exhibit included quantities of smokeless tobacco seized by PACP. The consumers were familiarized with the hazards of such commodities and how they are sold and spread, PACP awareness publications regarding the hazards of tobacco were distributed as well.
PACP Media specialist, Ms. Matloubah Ahmed Al-Bulushi, gave an awareness lecture at Al-Sharaija Women Council, and covered many topics such as: an overview of PACP’s role and activities in consumer awareness, as well as, an introduction about counterfeit, fake and authentic commodities and how to differentiate them from each other.
She also spoke about banned materials and materials that do not fit the standards and specifications, and shed the light on PACP portal and applications created by PACP to serve the consumers in addition to PACP’s other services. PACP awareness publications were distributed to the audience.

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CONSUMER LINE

 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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