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"Chewing Tobacco and its Damage" awareness lecture in Salalah


The Department of Consumer Protection in the Governorate of Dhofar, in coordination with the Royal Omani Army Infantry Brigade (11) has recently provided an awareness lecture on chewing tobacco and its damages at Umm Al Ghawaraf Camp in Salalah. 



The lecture was presented by Ali Bin Salem Al-Basrawi, the Director of Administration, during which he discussed a number of issues including the definition of tobacco, its smoked and unsmoked types of chewing tobacco and its harmful effects, the types of poisons contained in tobacco, the diseases resulting from it, and the most important reasons why the person accepts it. Al-Basrawi also discussed the economic impact of using tobacco, and the role of the Authority in combating this serious phenomenon and its work during the past period, he also stressed that the Authority continues to play its supervisory role and to hold accountable all those might be tempted to harm the health and safety of consumers.


 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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