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Enjoy healthy lifestyle – awareness exhibition in Sharqiya North

12/04/2017

Consumer Protection Sharqiya North recently participated in the Health Week events, organized by Dima wa Al-Taeiin Hospital, under the theme “Enjoy Healthy Lifestyle”, and continued for two days.

 

The directorate participated by an awareness exhibition with samples of seized goods, including counterfeited, forges or expired products taken from the markets, in addition to an introduction to the consumer rights as stipulated in the law like the right for education, the right to listen to opinions, the right for safety, and the right to know, etc. in addition to the right of getting an invoice in Arabic. The exhibition also presented the duties of the consumer while shopping like examining the goods prior to purchase, verify the date of production and expiry and contents, and misleading advertisements.

 

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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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