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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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After long hours of this strenuous work, Vineeta is able to roll only two hundred beedis per day.
It may be noted that the Welfare Funds set up by the Central Government for mine and beedi workers do not provide for social security, such as invalidity benefit, old-age benefit, survivor benefit or unemployment benefit.
So, we want that the government should assist us, because I am forced to roll beedis.
Most of them start rolling the beedis at the tender age of 5.
Beedi workers are expected to make 1,000 Beedis a day for Rs.
The formal beedi sector also faces competition from informal, unregistered beedi manufacturers who avoid labour laws and produce unbranded beedis that escape payment of excise duties.
Praful Patel used to sell beedis, and today he is flies in his airplanes.
Agricultural wage labourers roll beedis during the lulls in crop activities.
The niche tobacco products include chewing tobacco such as Gurkha, zarda and khaini; nasal tobacco snuff; small hand-rolled cigarettes called beedis and shisha/hookah tobacco that is smoked through a water pipe or bong.
The patients were Beedi smokers (A beedi is a rolled up tobacco without filter) and on an average the patients smoked between 10- 30 beedis per day.
Smoking of cigarette particularly beedis and chewing tobacco (smokeless use) is an age-old practice in India.
uk/familynotices BEEDIS Gordon One year today you left me.