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Launching Nizwa Souk Smoke Free and Health Promoting Restaurants campaigns in Dakhliya


Consumer Protection, Governorate of Al Dakhliya, participated in the launch of “Nizwa Souk Smoke Free and Health Promoting Restaurants” initiatives under the auspice of H.


E. Sheikh Hamad Salim Seif Al Aghbari, Wali of Nizwa, organized by the local committee for Healthy Lifestyle in Nizwa. The launch took place in Nizwa Souk and targeted all the age groups within the community.
The Consumer Protection participation was through a miniature exhibition for seized items, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco, withdrawn from the market for violating the specifications, to introduce the community to these types of cigarettes, reasons for taking it off the market, the efforts of Consumer Protections to control it, especially amongst students, in addition to the related decisions. The exhibition witnessed large number of visitors who expressed their appreciation and commended the PACP for its continuous efforts.



 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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