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“Tobacco and its harm to the health of the consumer”, Awareness lectures at Al-Seeb

12/12/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection at Al-Seeb has recently organized a series of awareness-raising lectures on “Tobacco and its harm to consumer health`’ in a number of schools in the Wilayat of Seeb, namely Al-Nabogh School for Basic Education and Fatima bint Al-Waleed School for Basic Education, with the aim of educating students about the damage caused by tobacco, its risk to the health of individuals, and its negative effects socially and economically.

 

 

Lectures were presented by Najla Al-Khalili, Head of the Media Department. During it, she touched on a number of axes, including the definition of tobacco, its components, types, and the economic, psychological and physical harms caused by its circulation, and the diseases that can cause it. Al-Khalili also clarified the efforts made by the World Health Organization in controlling the spread of tobacco, the Sultanate’s role in tobacco control in general, and the efforts of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in particular.

 

This lecture is part of a series of awareness lectures that the Authority intends to implement in a number of schools to raise awareness about the harmful effects of chewing tobacco on the health of the individual and society and contribute to limiting its spread.

 

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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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