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During the mid-1990s, the phenomenon of young, attractive, flesh-baring betel-nut vendors exploded in Taipei and then quickly spread across the country.
Yet the most harmful aspects of the betel-nut trade extend beyond the provocatively dressed vendors.
But despite these dangers, popular debate has focused on the betel-nut beauties, who are now banned from Taipei City.
Sha, who left school at 15, has been working as a betel-nut girl for almost a year.