beedi


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beedi

Drug slang
A regional term for commercially produced cigarettes from India which may be “enhanced” with marijuana, cocaine, etc.

Occupational medicine
Beedis are manufactured as a cottage industry which exposes workers to high levels of cotinine.

Public health
A type of inexpensive cigarette, commonly—up to 50% of Indian tobacco consumption—smoked in India and South Asia, which consists of flake tobacco rolled in a tendu leaf.
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A reliable source in the (NOTE -USE 'SOURCE' TO PROTECT HIS INFORMANT) industry claimed to World Tobacco that a major cigarette manufacturer is at initial stages of planning an entry into the beedi market that consumes around 700-800 billion sticks annually.
In addition, the court ordered state governments to formulate a plan to either end child labor immediately or phase children out of the beedi industry within three years.
While smoking the following tobacco products are consumed: cigarette, cigar, beedi (hand rolled, leaf wrapped country cigarettes).
Ophthalmic diseases, heart diseases, tuberculosis and cancer continue to plague thousands of beedi (Indian cigar) workers in Uttar Pradesh.
All the patients in our study were beedi smokers (100%) (Beedis are rolled up tobacco without a filter) .
Local residents say posing as beedi workers, four persons had taken the house on rent a couple of months ago.
As she sweeps the floor in the wee hours of the morning, her mother, Hemantiya Devi, is ready with the Beedi Patta (tendu leaves) she had soaked in water the previous night.
Since a large number of youngsters have started smoking, the elders of the village have also decided to set an example and stop puffing hookah and beedi .
Products on the market include, Gutkha, Zarda and Khaini, nasal snuff, Biri or Beedi cigarettes and Shisha or hookah.
Around 30-40 million people are directly employed in tendu leaf collection and beedi making.
The main occupation in this area is agriculture, followed by beedi (local cigarette) and leather goods industry.
Over the years, it has brought under its umbrella numerous smaller non-governmental organizations which monitor industries such as carpets, beedi (a leafy Indian plant that is smoked), matchsticks, fireworks, glass, lead slate, brass, domestics and locks.