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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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Bidis are imported from India, hand-rolled in tendu leaves and flavored with chocolate, licorice, vanilla, various fruits, mint and cloves, and are packaged in colorful boxes.
He said there is an urgent need to regulate the bidi industry by removing the exemption on tax given to manufacturers producing less than 2 million bidis.
22 ( ANI ): Food and Drug Administration has banned a tobacco company from selling their bidi products.
Smoking either hookah or bidis is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, nicotine dependence, increased risk to spread communicable diseases and secondhand smoke.
Bidis outsell cigarettes by 8 to 10 times, according to estimates.
Considered the "poor man's cigarette" in India due to their lower-quality tobacco content, bidis also cost significantly less than cigarettes, an added bonus to young users.
Bidis already have three times more nicotine and five times more tar than regular cigarettes, according to the Washington attorney general, who spearheaded a sting operation conducted by two children using false names and a state credit card.
It is like a collective consciousness, which keeps women at home, rolling bidis.
The 25 protesters presented petitions they said had 1,000 signatures to Kretek International of Moorpark, one of the nation's biggest importers of Bidis, or Beadies, which come in such flavors as strawberry, chocolate and cherry.
Bidis are hand-rolled, often filterless cigarettes, and are imported primarily from India and some Southeast Asian countries.
3 trillion bidis were produced over the 100- year period.