The General Directorate of Consumer Protection in North Al Batinah Governorate was able to seize quantities of chewing (non-smoking) tobacco in the Wilayat of Suwaiq, as part of the efforts made by the Consumer Protection Authority represented by its various directorates and departments in various governorates to combat the spread of prohibited substances that have an impact on the health and safety of the individual and society.
The details are summed up in the fact that, during their field visits to shops and markets in the Wilayat of Suwaiq, the judicial control officers noticed that many consumers frequented one of the stores specialized in ironing clothes, which aroused their suspicion and prompted them to search the entire store, which resulted in the discovery of 44 bags of uncooked chewing tobacco. The smoker, which is in violation of Resolution No. (256/2015) amended by Resolution No. (301/2016) regarding the prohibition of the circulation of chewed (non-smokered) tobacco in any form and under any name. Accordingly, the seized quantities were confiscated in preparation for their destruction and legal action was taken.
The authority assures that it will spare no effort in following up and monitoring the markets and controlling everything that may harm the health and safety of consumers or detract from their rights, and take legal measures against violators.
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