bidi

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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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Among the smokers, 6 smoked beedies and 3 smoked cigarettes.
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).
The agent would beat me with a stick if I was not there on time, he beat me if I could not roll 1,500 beedies a day and he beat me if I was tired," says Panjaran, a 10-year-old former beedi worker who was bonded at the age of six for a $14 advance.
1) Various forms of tobacco smoking are prevalent in India including smoking of beedies, cigarettes, cigars like cheroots, cigarillos and 'Hukka'.
Smokers (Cigarettes, Beedies, Chutta, Tobacco chewing etc), active respiratory disorders and epileptic disorders were excluded.
Due to the relatively low cost of beedies compared to regular cigarettes, they have been favourites of poor across the ountry.
In the present study, 43 (86%) male patients were smokers who used to smoke at least 10-12 beedies per day.