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“Consumer Protection” in Dakhiliah participates in the International Day for Drug Control

29/07/2019



The Department of Consumer Protection in Al-Dakhilia Governorate has recently participated in the activities of the International Day for Combating Drugs and Psychotropic Substances organized by Nizwa Hospital in the Omani Women's Society in the Wilayat.

 

 

The Department participated with an awareness exhibition that included models of non-smoking tobacco and incompatible cigarettes, the definition of the health damage and the laws and decisions governing the circulation. A number of awareness publications issued by the Authority were also distributed.

This participation comes within the framework of the efforts of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection represented by its directorates and management in various governorates of the Sultanate in extending bridges of cooperation with various governmental and community institutions in order to convey its awareness message to achieve the public good.

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 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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