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Awareness campaign in Sur regarding the hazards of chewing tobacco  


The Consumer Protection Department in Sur has recently launched (More dangerous than you think) campaign targeting expat workers in wilayats of Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Sur, Al-Kamil Wa Al-Wafi and Masirah, in order to raise their awareness of the tobacco hazards and its adverse effect on people’s health as well as penalties against the violation of the Consumer Protection Law in that regard.


The campaign included the definition of the hazards and the dangers of tobacco use and the definition of its ingredients, types, and the economic, psychological and physical hazard resulting from dealing it, and the diseases it can cause as well as an an introduction regarding PACP's efforts in tobacco control in general. The campaign also included a display  of photos of the seizures made by the department of chewing tobacco types such as: Afzal, Paan and snuff, an explanation of the diseases that might be caused by using it, and an explanation of the penalties that might be imposed on the violators of the Consumer Protection Law


 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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