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Wrapped in the form of meals Seizing a coffee shop selling chowing tobacco

27/06/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in the Governorate of South Batinah at Rustaq managed to control a cafe that promotes and sells non-smoked tobacco in the framework of the efforts of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in curbing some abuses and combating the spread of unhealthy goods which have a negative impact on the health of the individual and society.

 

 

On the details of the incident, Salem bin Mohammed al-Abri, the director of the administration, said: "the department received information that a café sold chewing tobacco in the form of sandwiches. Accordingly, the café was followed up by the judicial officers. The worker was then caught, wrapping tobacco and storing it in a heating machine and in the chimney of coffee shop.

Al-Abri said that the trade of non-smoking tobacco is contrary to Decision No. 256/2015, but some resort to a variety of sophisticated methods of trading. However, the Commission, represented by its various directorates and departments, is working hard to control the violators. It also makes no effort to monitor the markets and follow up all communications received 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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