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Spreading consumer culture "Consumer Protection" participates in awareness campaign on breast cancer

14/10/2018


The General Authority for Consumer Protection in cooperation with the General Directorate of Health Services in Muscat participated in the activities of the awareness campaign for breast cancer which lasted for one week, In order to achieve the objectives of the Authority in spreading consumer awareness among the members of society, and extending bridges of cooperation with government institutions to serve the community.

 

 

The participation carried out by presenting of two awareness lectures presented by Halima Al-Brekia media specialist in the Commission dealt with through several axes such as the definition of the Authority and consumer rights approved by the Consumer Protection Law, Improper consumer habits and their close association with cancer of all kinds and other diseases, the causes of the emergence of diseases from a consumer perspective, and identify the most prominent negative phenomena in the markets and their impact on goods and consumer health and how to eliminate them.
Al-Brekia also addressed the definition of fraud and counterfeiting methods and their impact on the quality of goods and their impact on the economy, consumer budget and health, and to clarify the practical differences between the original and counterfeit goods and generics and how the consumer can detect them; In addition to reviewing the most prominent embargoes on some commodities and the reasons for their prohibition, damage, impact and notification in case of circulation, sale or promotion, and the most important raids carried out by the Authority, The channels of communication of the Authority and the mechanism of communication were also defined, The two lectures were accompanied by a mini-exhibition for school students and the Institute of Health Sciences.
A number of the Authority's publications and pamphlets have been distributed which may contribute to instilling a culture of safe consumption among the members of society.
An awareness exhibition was held in the Office of the Governor of Muscat, which included a presentation of models of goods that contravene the Consumer Protection Law, such as counterfeit, fraudulent and prohibited goods, in violation of specifications and standards, and the harm that could affects the consumer’s health because of these goods. It also provided an overview of the role of the Authority and the role it plays, and the definition of the mechanism of complaints and communications through various channels of communication.

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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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