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A chocolate, strawberry, or other flavoured hand-rolled cigarette from India which has been popular among West Coast high school students

bidi

(bē′dē) [Hindi bīdī, a compound in betel leaf]
A hand-rolled, often flavored cigarette imported from India or Southeast Asia. It is popular with young smokers but has a higher nicotine and tar content than most commercially available cigarettes in the U.S. Like other brands of tobacco in the U.S., it causes cancers, an increased risk of fetal death during pregnancy, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, and genetic mutations.

bidi,

adj an abbreviation for “bidirectional”: moving or occurring in two, usually opposite, directions.
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In 1998, a total of 858 billion beedies were sold in India and sales are reaching to 1031 billion beedies in 2007 (Country Case Reports: India 1998).
Beedi industry is contributing to state economy through tax revenue and cess revenues but beedi industry is fragmented that is why there are no specific figures available on how many beedies are produced annually.
But bonded children also make up a significant part of the work force in agriculture, and in the production of silk and silk saris, beedies (hand-rolled cigarettes), silver jewelry, synthetic gemstones, leather products (including footwear and sporting goods), handwoven wool carpets and precious gems and diamonds.
Due to the relatively low cost of beedies compared to regular cigarettes, they have been favourites of poor across the ountry.