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Sur: (It's More Dangerous Than You Think) awareness campaign continues


The Consumer Protection Department continued its’ awareness campaign titled (It's More Dangerous Than You Think), which targeted expat workers in Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, and aimed at raising their awareness of the hazards of tobacco and the penalty of violating the Consumer Protection Law.


  The campaign included a definition of the hazards and the dangers of smokeless chewing tobacco use, and the definition of its ingredients, types, and the economic, psychological and physical hazard resulting from dealing it, in addition to, the diseases that it can cause, and also included an introduction of the Consumer Protection Law articles that penalizes the use or dealing with that substance, in addition to PACP's efforts in controlling that type of tobacco and mitigating its spread, through the display of photos of PACP’s seizures of chewing tobacco types (Afzal, Paan and snuff) with high nicotine content, and cause many gum diseases, mouth cancer, high blood pressure and stomach ulcer   
The organization of this campaign aimed at raising awareness of the hazards of chewing tobacco on the individuals health and harms to the community, and the punishment of anyone  who might think of breaking the consumer protection laws regarding the ban on chewing tobacco and mitigating its’ spread.


 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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